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Picture of the Moon

posted May 4, 2012, 8:53 PM by Kyle Buchanan
Last weekend I inherited an old Meade telescope. I cleaned up the optics (it had about 20 years worth of dust in it) and it works pretty well, though I need to fix the tripod mount. I don't have any camera mounting equipment, or a camera with a manual focus, so this photo was achieved by just holding the camera up to the eyepiece. I eventually plan to mount a fixed-focus webcam to it, and maybe even motorize the pan/tilt.