… everything you never wanted to know about Angel …

Equipment

 

My Astrophotography Gear

 

My camera is a Canon EOS DSLR T3i (600D)…

I also have the AC power adapter and several back-up batteries (and the requisite battery chargers, of course)…

 

I have several lenses that I use for wide-field and time-lapse astrophotography, but my three favs are:

  • Canon EF 20mm lens (f/1.8)…
  • Canon EF 50mm (f/1.8)…
  • Canon EF 75-300mm zoom lens (f/4-5.6)…

 

 

I use an Orion EQ-2 motorized equatorial mount, it moves in time with the rotation of the earth so that my telescope/camera can stay locked onto the target in the sky… I use this mount just like a tripod to hold my telescope and/or camera…

I USED TO have a red Astro-Tech 72ED telescope… I sold it so I can concentrate on true- wide-field astrophotography (camera lenses only)

 

 

 

For prime astrophotography, I USED TO use:

  • T-ring for Canon EOS DSLR with
  • 2″ prime focus 40mm camera adapter…
  • AT 50mm extension tube…
  • AT Field Flattener…

 

For viewing, I USED TO use the Celestron 2” Eyepiece & Filter set (FOR SALE ~ CONTACT ME!) which includes:

  • E-Lux 2″ eyepieces in 26mm, 32mm and 40mm focal lengths…
  • 2X Barlow lens…
  • 2″ colored, lunar and planetary eyepiece filters: Kodak Wratten #12 (deep yellow), #21 (orange), #25 (red), #58 (green), and #80A (blue)…
  • 2″ mirror diagonal…

 

 

I USED TO have several more 2″ filters for my telescope:

  • Zhumell Sky-Glow Filter…
  • Zhumell OIII…
  • Zhumell UHC…
  • Zhumell Variable Polarizing…
  • Baader Neodymium & IR-Cut (Moon & Sky)…

 

And another important piece of equipment is my shutter remote with timer…

This is a must-have for time-lapse work and also for shooting long exposures and helps reduce camera shake when the camera is attached to the telescope…

 

I have lots more odds-n-ends, including:

  • Celestron green laser finderscope light (for pointing at the sky)…
  • AT multi-reticle finder…

 

and lots of books for the never-ending learning process…