D800 plus Astro 700 mm: astronomic pictures!
For the second night a bright light is visible from my bedroom window. What is it? I just mounted my Astro 700 mm telescope and set my D800 on 1/40, f/1.4 ISO 3200 and … it is an astronomic alignment!
Please, appreciate the two black bands on the planet and the four moons Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto! I can imagine what Galileo felt that night around 400 years ago.
I tried to take the picture with the Canon 450D, no way. I am glad I can use the D800 for astronomy, I did not have this possibility before. Thanks pals for gifting me this cheap telescope when I finished university in the last millennium.
Here below how Galileo wrote about the four moons, click to enlarge.
see! you are enjoying this erratic focusing anyway!
Ah, it was manual focusing on the ocular of the telescope with a hand hold camera, I have nice, focused hands, indeed 😀
The light from Jupiter takes 32 minutes to reach my camera CCD. So, the picture I took yesterday was a picture of the past! First time I took a picture of so passed past 😀