Photographer's Note

This photo was taken with my Canon S40 through my Meade LX90 telescope. The scope is a 8inch 2000mm Schmidt-Cassegrain. I used a 26mm eyepiece which would mean 2000mm/26mm = 76.9X power. Anything smaller than the 26mm eyepiece would not allow the full moon to show up. Photo was taken on the north coast of CA. Gualala.

Update, "bmckenzie" did ask a good question. I have a custom machened camera mount that allowes me to swing the camera up to the eyepiece, set the camera in manual mode to adjust all of the params and use a 2 sec timer to not shake it when I hit the button. This setup is good for the moon and bright planets, Mars, Jupter, and on good nights saturn. Any thing else you need to go to prime focus. Im waiting for my D10 to get some deep space objects. The scope has a speed of F10 but I can bring it to 6.5 with a focal reducer/field flatner.

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