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#1 TrailEx

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 11:00 AM

After some discouraging setbacks in September and work keeping me busy and tired, I finally had a chance to look to the night sky again last week. I'm still limited in expertise to the low-hanging fruit of the night sky though: The Moon in waxing gibbous phase.

Canon 6D 1/30 sec, Telescope ~1400mm, F/14

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Then I targeted the much larger and more distant Andromeda Galaxy. I'm still having technical issues with even a simple Deep Sky Object like this one, but I figured it was worth showing what I got.

Stack of 22 light frames, each 8 sec, Telescope 719mm, F/7

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#2 P Bender

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 12:36 PM

Like your moon shot Trail!
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Posted 17 October 2016 - 12:16 PM

Your moon shot is very nice and the shot of Andromeda is a good attempt. You might try for the Orion Nebula when it becomes more visible.
You're making me want to take out my telescope and do some stargazing.

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:47 PM

I'd love to see what's hiding behind this Andromeda shot.

 

I can get a little of it with only 200mm from one 10s shot. You can see even the dark spaces on the stellar disk.

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But after stacking, a hell more - 10x10s.

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Which btw still looks awful but city, lights, not enough skills etc. :D

 

David I'm guessing that Orion would be harder to catch than Andromeda. Though I haven't so far any chance to catch it so it is just a pure guess...



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 02:23 AM

Can't praise it enough!

That light is OLD, and has travelled a long way. :)



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:46 AM

Awesome moon shot TrailEx!  :wub:

 

@rospondek: remind me please: is that M31 shot at 200mm with or without the astrotrac? it must be with 10s exposure at 200mm, right? Thanks!



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 05:25 PM

marcod this shot was with roughly aligned Astrotrac.
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