All this talk lately of telescopes I thought I dust off my old newt
Here's a couple of shots from tonight, both are the full uncropped image from the 7d-mkii.
Image 1: 7d-mkii at prime focus of a 200mm f/5 (1000mm f/l) Newtonian (about 20x compared to a 50mm lens), rough polar align and motorized GEM mount
Telescope effectively becomes a 1000mm f/5 lens
Image 2: 7d-mkii with eyepiece projection using a 10mm Super Plössl eyepiece on a 200mm f/5 (1000mm f/l) Newtonian (about 100x compared to a 50mm lens), rough polar align and motorized GEM mount, note the image is slightly blurred, the EQ5 GEM mount could not hold the OTA steady enough.
ISO 1600 1/320 (eyepiece projection gobbles up light)
With the 10mm eyepiece projection the telescope effectively becomes a rather very dim and very shaky 5000mm lens
I'll attach a pic of the setup tomorrow when there is some light to take its pic.
The combo of gem mount, counter weights and OTA weigh in around the 100 pound mark, not easy to cart around.