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FZ28: First light through the scope

I recently got a digiscoping adapter for my small scope (100mm f/6 refractor) and camera (Panasonic Lumix FZ28), so now I can take pictures through the scope itself. The adapter just holds the camera in place right next to the eyepiece, making long exposures practical. I've found that with my particular camera, telescope, and eyepieces, the images do vignette noticeably, so this is most useful at low powers or for small objects where the narrow field of view doesn't matter so much. I took all of these shots with a 28mm Edmund RKE (21x), which has the largest eye relief and least vignetting of all my eyepieces. In most cases I used little to no zoom on the camera itself (between 1x and 2x), but in one case I used just over 10x.

Here's my favorite image so far: the central portion of the Orion Nebula (M42).

And I have a few more below:

The Trapezium. There was 10x optical zoom on the camera in this case. Considering this was still a longish exposure (several seconds) on a night with iffy seeing, it resolves quite well:

The Pleiades:

Nearly full Moon. The image scale here is much larger than I get when simply piggybacking the camera at full zoom. Unfortunately, because of chromatic aberration in the telescope itself, the edges are a little softer than I like. I actually converted this image to grayscale to avoid the worst of the aberration. I may try an exposure like this with a minus-violet filter sometime.

The vignetting lends itself to some artistic impressions, if done right:

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