Imaging the Moon
Having played around
with the Astrovid on my LX200 and managed to image something recognizable,
I came across a small digital camera by Sony. The DKC-CM30. This
had been introduced into the market place for use on microscopes.
A simple camera arrangement without a lens. Ideal for imaging
at the telescope. It is small and can easily be carried around,
focusing is simple by using the LCD screen on the back of the
camera, and it even came with a remote release. I decided to put
it through its paces.
Operation is simplicity
itself, however the exposure is automatic, and it does tend to
over expose. The resolution is only 640 x 480, but for small images
that's fine.That aside with a few small tweaks in Photoshop, images
showing some considerable detail can be generated. The images
are colour, but I tend to convert them to monochrome when applicable.
Coupling a 150 - 500mm
Tokina zoom lens using an OM - C mount adapter allows you to do
simple imaging of the Lunar phases. The system has been mounted
piggyback style on the FS128 for convenience.
A series of images
taken with the Sony DKC-CM30 using the Takahashi FS128
Imaging with an Astrovid 2000 video camera
imaging with a Basler digital Camera
the Moon... Astronomy
With a Sony Digital