Astrophotography, level 0

Just starting to play with taking pictures with a telescope and DSLR.

Setup: Nikon D40X, Dobsonian SkyWatcher 5″ (150mm), T-Adapter, Seymour Solar Filter SF750P1 .

Pictures were taken on RAW with minimal editing, just some cropping, level balancing, and exported to jpeg using Darktable on OpenSuse Linux.

Camera on manual settings to control aperture, white balance on automatic.

The f number of the telescope is 8 (1200 mm focal length / 150 mm aperture)


ISO 200, Shutter Speed 1/500.


ISO 100, 1/40


ISO 100, 1/40


ISO 100 1/10