What can you image with just a camera with a wide angle lens and a tripod? The Milky Way, that’s what! I just love taking images like this. I was in the process of upgrading my telescope mount and had taken my C-8 off the old mount and moved it to a new one. Unfortunately, I was lacking the hand-paddle/computer for the new mount and I could not do any imaging with it. Not to be stopped by a little problem like that I used my camera on a tripod and obtained the image above.
This image of the Black Eye galaxy was one of my better ones taken with my Celestron C8 that I’ve been having since 1983. It won a contest on the astro forums I frequent back in 2006.
One of my better Mars images from the 2005 apparition.
This was taken way back in 2005 with my then, brand new Canon Digital Rebel (the old 300D,) which was my first digital SLR camera. It was a 25 second exposure at ISO 400 with a 28-70 Sigma zoom lens set at the lowest focal length and ratio.
Since this image was taken, the trees have grown considerably and the light pollution is twice as bad as it used to be. Oh, well. At least I still have the original RAW image files to play with. lol