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pretty much my thoughts on that too. Those filters holders make it just to easy. You slide it in and slide it out. Never any issues.
If not There are trackers for $300ish that work well at under 300mm.
Additionally one of the major issues is weight the mount can care. For some of us its the amount of weight we can care. My main astro mounts can carry 250 lbs but they weigh in at 120 lbs so they are a pain to lug about hence my observatories.
For a DLSR setup a Star Adventurer or an Astrotrac are pretty easy to use and track well up to about 15lbs. I'd recommend either of those to someone wanting to "dabble".
Just my $.02
That mobile observatory sounds so cool, is that something you tow?
Astrovan? No no Dave... that is the Command Station 3.0! ha ha ha Seriously that rig is cool as heck! What does the inside look like?
No kidding! Do you get out here much? Heck if you do... hit me up, let's do lunch or Starbucks!
New Hampshire... are you out in the country?
Kind of, but not far enough. A hundred miles to Boston, 240 to NY, and twelve to Keene , NH...(pop, 22,000). When I go west now, its to Seattle area, where my oldest son lives. Next trip we plan on heading to the area south of Mono lake. I miss the entire area from Bodie, Mono lake to the high Sierras....(I'm starting to tear up). I still have friends in SoCal so a trip is possible. I'd bump a line if coming....
It's beautiful country up there. Plenty of old New England charm. You might know, I grew up in upstate NY in small town called Argyle (Population 3,782!) . How many kids do you have?
Seattle? Great breweries up there. Do you get into seafood much?
My door is always open friend... I'll expect that call one day!
Hey hows it going?
Although I don't have any person experience. I have a friend that has photographed a number of hollywood A listers. Robert Evans, check out his site: www.robertevans.com/about/
Your asking about the a secret sauce to getting your foot into the door... the only advice I can give is to read and digest the bold last sentence pulled from Roberts 'About us' page on his site:
Robert Evans is one of the most highly acclaimed photographers in the world. Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, Shania Twain, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, Christina Aguilera, Trent Reznor, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer are just some of the couples that have sought out his services to photograph their private events. Don’t let the celebrity weddings intimidate you from experiencing Robert’s humility. Robert often shares his favorite clients are the every day couples where he connects and continues a friendship long after the event has passed. “Celebrity weddings is something that chose me; every client of mine is treated with the same passion and detail.”
No thanks needed bud, just calling it as it is! BTW how often are you getting out?
(chuckling) Good idea!
Yeah I saw your post however you seemed unsure, so I dug a little to validate your answer.
Let me know how that goes, I was looking at getting a DJI Phantom 4. I see what you mean and would be a bit concerned too.
Did you get it yet?
News about presidential run
I found a deduction in my bank account for another year subscription and I never got a receipt that I was charged. Could you please reimburse me and discontinue my membership.
Actually let me ask you if you could have one of the following telescopes, which would you pick and why?
100mm triple refractor - 550mm @ f/5.5
120mm triple refractor - 840mm @ f/7
I noticed some astro photography questions here, however didn't see an astro photography section. Hope it's okay to post it here.
First off can you photograph the milky way with just your camera and let's say a 24-70mm lens and still get decent shots? Or do you need to have telescope?
Second, what in camera settings would you use?
Third and last question, should any filters be used to block certain lights out?
It's official, I'm a fan and following you! How long you been shoot bugs?
Good for him, that shot is a head turner
good post Scott
You mind me asking you what would be the set up you would recommend someone just getting started?
Any best of all, both hired me for their gigs!
1. Sweet 16 party
2. Engagement session
Talk about a good day. Ahhhh, time to enjoy this nice glass of yummy wine.
Just stopping by before heading to Park Place