- Sep 26, 2004
Here's a picture of the Planet Jupiter with one of its moons Io casting a shadow on it. It's not that good but I am getting better at taking pictures.
Nordic Viking said:Awesome Larry,
Not that I would mention the word "telescope" in the Community Forums, but if I did, what how much would one have to spend on one to see pictures of that quality?
m_calingo said:That photo (and the one of Mars) is quite amazing considering you are using "amatuer" equipment.
I'm sure Galileo would have loved to have your set-up! :thumbup:
Larry B. said:My telescope equipment not counting my solar setup ran me about $8,000.00. Add another $10,000 for the solar set-up and it turns out to be an expensive hobby. I am addicted to it. It puts things into perspective for me. My equipment is excellent for viewing and photographing the Planets and the Sun. If you want to get into deep sky observing you need a different set-up. It is also very a frustrating hobby because most of the time the atmosphere is too distorted for viewing.
shaldag said:Larry, again, not to get this thread moved--(maybe start a new one?)
Could you provide us with the details of your setups? Optics, etc?
How in hell did you get pics like that out on the Gisland? How far out do you live? Isn't there a lot of ambient light?
How come the solar rig costs that much more than the "regular" one? Does it include a different telescope?
There seems to be enough interest here that you could start a thread in G&G called "since you asked--Larry's astronomy rigs..."
Anyway, thanks for the pics.
Have you ever been to the Texas Star Party at Ft Davis? There are some awesome amateur rigs set up there every year and the atmosphere quality is usually outstanding.
panella said:More outstanding pics Larry!
I don't know what you're talking about. That moon shadow on Jupiter is amazing. Thanks for posting.
One thing: is the orientation flipped?