Astrophotography

Astrophotography

PostBy: mkline On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:35 pm

I got my 1st tracking mount to put my scope and camera on and tried it out the other night.I got 1 nights use of it then the hand control quit on me the next time I went to use it.It was sent back and a new on is on the way.
This shot is of the Orion Nebula.The image is 80 5 second shots stacked in Deep Sky Stacker.I only used my Canon 5D and Canon 100-400L @ 400mm on a Celestron AVX mount.This was the 1st time ever using a tracking mount so I think I can do better.

Image


Mike
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:17 pm

WOW!! Now THAT is f'ing COOL!! 8-) Nice pic!!


I've wanted a telescope since I was little. Prices keep me away. I can't settle for one that "will do" .... I have to go top-of-the-line ... in my head anyway. ;)

I've been known to check out the moon with my spotting scope when I'm not at the range, though. :D Enough to show craters. Pretty neat.
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:39 pm

You have to make a trip to Cherry Springs State Park near Coudersport, Pa.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherry-S ... 8413801517
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/ ... /index.htm

Nice photo.
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:48 pm

Holy hell, that is completely cool.
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:08 pm

DITTO on all that Mike :)
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:24 pm

What a great shot!
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:49 pm

That is neat for a amateur setup. I didn't realize you would be able to see so much detail. :up:
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: mkline On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:13 pm

Thanks guys,and thanks for the links tsb.I didnt have very good alignment that's why I only did 5 sec shots.The stars aren't round like they should be,so I'm sure I can get even better detail.When I get my hand control back,and if the weather cooperates,I'm going to try for at least 30 sec shots.Maybe around a half hours worth.There's so much up there my heads gonna spin :shots: .

Mike
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Re: Astrophotography

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Comet 3-14-2013 300mm lens 2 sec. exposure.
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: mkline On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:00 pm

Nice shot of Panstarrs tsb. I froze my butt off on the hill but I finally had clear sky. Although I did have a few cream stouts with me to help with the cold :cheers: . Anyway I was going to post these last night and forgot.

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Mike
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: tsb On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:02 pm

Yes, It was cold. Don't think I'll get another
look until Sunday or Monday. Going to use
the big lens then.
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:22 pm

What time of the afternoon or early evening did you guys take that shot of the comet ??

I've been telling my grandson about it but I've been working late and couldn't get home in time.

Hopefully I get a chance this weekend. weather permitting of course.




Rick
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Re: Astrophotography

PostBy: tsb On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:09 pm

http://spaceweather.com/
They will keep you informed.
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