Next weekend, I am hopeful that I can try out a SvBony T-adapter and learn some technique on my new area of interest in astrophotography. Excited to experiment and start the learning process, I am anxious to see what results can be achieved.
I have three areas of interest beyond just having fun. First, I have purchased a SvBony T-adapter and will be to connect my Canon EOS Rebol XS to my telescope. I am hoping to use this setup to photography the moon. This device is a full metal construction and feels and appears to be of decent quality. I am really looking forward to see some results.
RAW File Storage
I have also slightly reconfigured my camera to record RAW files in addition to standard JPEG files. I have read that these files record more information in each photograph because they are not compressed. This should provide more image data in post photographic session.
The final change I have made to my photographic gear is I have configured my camera to allow for “live view” on the LCD. This flips up the lens within the DSLR and projects the image from the lens on the LCD. I am hopeful will make it easier to share the telescope view finder with my son, and niece and nephew.
A final area of goal is to compare the photographic results between the telescope and my Tamron 28-300 mm lens. I have had a long series of success with the Tamron lens. However, it might be a bit out of its element shooting the night sky. This lens was originally purchase for my Canon EOS Elan 7 which was a film camera. Due to the internal hardware of the digital camera I expect that this lens will be closer to 400mm.
I should have more information in about 6 days.