« on: January 22, 2013, 11:47:17 PM »
These were shot from VERY light polluted Pensacola Beach during a public stargaze. Before and after gussying up to counter the light pollution. They were taken with a modified 40D using a Sigma 70-200 at 200/2.8. You can pick up a T3i for a song now and have it modified for astro work. Plop it on an equatorial mount with a drive and you have a setup that can do some amazing work. The camera is on my grab and go astrophoto setup. The tripod and drive base are from an old scope that I have since mated to a much better computerized mount. Nothing fancy but it does the job and fits neatly in my motorcyle sidecar when I don't feel like lugging the big guns.