Jupiter @ 4000mm *Added Rig Pictures!*

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Nikon 500mm f/4 P, Tamron MC7 BBAR 2x TC, Nikon TC-200 2x TC, Vivitar 2x Macro TC = ~4000mm :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

See pictures of the whole rig: https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showpost.php?p=2735824&postcount=38
UPDATE: 8-shot stacked composite: https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showpost.php?p=2735855&postcount=41


100% crop, 1/6th, approx f/32, ISO800. Longer exposures (for lower ISO) resulted in too much streaking, so there shouldn't be any high ISO noise complaints...simply wasn't possible :tongue:

Here's the before and after. Left is strait out of the camera, and right is after a bit of post processing in Lightroom.

Step back from your monitor... it's a whole lot easier to see.
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Was this handheld :biggrin:

Nice shot! Have you tried shooting the moon with this combo?

Here's a 4000mm shot of the moon. No cropping here :smile:
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Was this handheld :biggrin:
I will photograph the setup when it is daylight out... But I'm using Dynatran AT-858B tripod, Manfrotto 3421 (aka 393) gimbal head, and a remote shutter release with the camera set on mirror lockup.

Approx wait time for whole setup to stop vibrating = ~12-15sec
 
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now what you should do, is take a dozen or so shots and stack them in photoshop. you might be able to eek out a bit more detail by lowering the opacity and stacking them.

When the atmosphere stops boiling in my part of town, I'll hook the D90 up to the back of the telescope and see if I can get a few of jupiter. Though I'm really waiting for saturn to show up - that's a really cool sight.

-Fred
 
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Let's just analyze this amazing feat for a moment....

We have basic zoom lens like 17-55, 24-70, etc. We can zoom in to about a mile at most, crop and get decent images. ok...

Now it just hit me.. Jupiter is some 500 MILLION MILES AWAY!! :eek: :eek:

If you drive to Jupiter at 65 mph all day, everyday, it will take you 880 years to get there.
 
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Wow!!!:eek: That moon shot is amazing and the jupiter shot is out of this world! :biggrin:
 

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