I set up my Celestron 8 Inch EdgeHD today on the off chance I might be able to see the Falcon 9 Jason 3 launch from Vandenberg this morning. I didn't (except for the live feed on the web) but I did test out my 0.7x focal reducer on the Sun (with solar filter) and then after the Moon rose a bit later, I slewed over to take a look at it. The first photo below is from about sunset while the 2nd one was taken earlier in the afternoon with the image in Bright Blue daylight.
|This image was taken with an 8 inch f/10 EdgeHD telescope with my Canon 70D with an exposure of 1/200 seconds at ISO 400. I applied an unsharp mask to sharpen the image a bit. |
|This image was taken earlier in the day in bright blue skies with the same setup and an exposure of 1/1600 seconds at ISO 400 with similar use of an unsharp mask. Seeing was less steady.|