This was taken with my Meade SN-8 and a modified Canon 350XT. I have three detail views from this. Here’s a close-up of the Owl Nebula. Here’s the detail view of M98. Finally, I have a detail view of a compact galaxy group called, Hickson 50. Those smudges of light are galaxies that are over 2 billion light-years away!
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.