saturn04 Aug 2018
Took my first stab at Saturn:
Not amazing, but definitely Saturn! The moon was rising late that night, so I gave that a whirl, with pretty good results:
On this night I also experimented with eyepiece projection – a different method of photography where you use an eyepiece and barlow in between the telescope and the camera to “project” the image from the eyepiece onto your camera sensor. I didn’t have much luck with this, unsurprisingly, as between the adapters involved and the small eyepiece lenses, the light actually reaching my camera was cut to nearly nothing. This explains why eyepiece projection is generally regarded poorly by most astrophotographers. Live and learn!