- My tripod works fairly well when the lens is horizontal and runs parallel with the ground, but when I attempt to take a photograph of Pleiades (7 sisters) star cluster, my lens would not stay still. Gravity was pulling the camera downward. I'll need to find another way to attempt this.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Week 37, Day 264, January 13, 2010, Are the Stars Out Tonight?
I have a new toy. It's a 2x extend for my 70-200mm lens. My understanding is that it basically extends the lens to a 140-400mm lens.
I received the 2x extender as a Christmas gift, and I have wanted to take some photographs of the stars. I realize that there are much better ways of doing this, but I just wanted to see how well it would work. Unfortunately we have had very few clear nights since Christmas.
Tonight I was attempting to take photos in the clear patches of the sky, but the clouds began to move, and in a short time it was cloudy. I took this photo for all you astronomy buffs that have had to fight the clouds.
Happy Star Gazing.