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Nice! My ex-gf was way into astrophotography. Have you ever seen Saturn through a telescope? We had a few observatories at my previous school, and being able to see saturn and the rings was the coolest thing I've seen through my eyeballs. Highly recommended if you want to feel small.
Haven't looked through a telescope in a decade.... :/ I've seen saturn though, both as a dot and as a vaguely shaped thing though a good camera lens. Just a couple weeks ago, I was looking at smallish beginner mirror telescopes. I might be better off with a powerful mirror lens for my M4/3 camera
Yup - one of my grandfathers worked at Mt Wilson & Mt Palomar. I got to meet some pretty heavy-duty astrophysicists and astronomers when I was in my pre-teens and early teens. I was pretty fortunate.
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I've seen Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and Venus through my telescope, but I've never had the fortune of catching Mercury. I've got nowhere nearby with a good flat western horizon. I live on the east coast though (like five minutes walk from the sea), so I could easily get up early to see it then but