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#651 salientbunny

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:51 AM

Conditions last night were about as bad as they could be and still capture images. Regardless, here is my best capture of Jupiter from the evening.

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#652 AntMan1

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:46 PM

lol don't laugh but this is my first shot ever. Taken with a 10 year old Minolta Dimage z1 in movie mode using Afocal method.

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#653 ratskrad

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:03 PM

Stephan's Quintet

A new one for me as I am now one month
into imaging.

8" LX90 GPS
Meade Super wedge
Meade DSI Pro Mono
Meade 6.3 fr/ff

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#654 ratskrad

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

Eagle Nebula

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:01 AM

Cell phone astro pic.

I just started doing this from my blackberry

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#656 jwestervelt

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:56 AM

My very first astrophoto. Not sure what this thing is called, but it is bright and very large. :roflmao:

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My second astrophoto surprised me. I tried my hand at image stacking. Unfortunately I still have not received my license code for Nebulosity 3.x, so my images were degraded for the developer's convenience... :crazy:

Anyways, my second astrophoto: M31 from the white zone with a Canon 20D riding on my 6" SNT. 30 x 20second exposures, ISO800. Look ma, I can see the dust lanes! :jump: I really wasn't expecting to see any detail at all, especially considering the moon is like 70% as well.

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I can't wait to get a non-crippled copy of Nebulosity. I really can't wait to haul this stuff up to my dark site. This 20 year old equatorial fork with its synchronous AC RA drive really surprised me. Not much movement for 30sec exposures.

#657 mdenigris

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:46 AM

First shot with my CGEM DX 1100, Canon 5D, Unguided.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:28 AM

first attempt at the moon with olympus e520 dslr and telephoto lens 3 30sec exposure stacked using registax

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:41 AM

I've a decent number of moon and wide-field timelapse star shots before, but this was my first real night out with the Astrotrac, and second setup from it.

Jupiter and three of its moons, plus a comet that decided to showup. Anyone have an idea what it is or where I can found out was it is?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

The Orion Nebula. Shot with my Iphone 4s and the Night Cap app held up to the eyepiece.

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#661 NeilMac

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

Im assuming with a telescope since i was taking night pictures with a SLR in the 70's.

Moon
Sep 29 2012 8" Dob (25mmEP)
Captured from EP with Acer 500 5meg Tablet camera.

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#662 gerfmon

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:13 PM

These four were my first attempts at astrophotography. I was using my Meade LX200 8" f/6.3 on the fork mount. I had to keep the exposure times as short as possible to avoid star trailing. And of course I knew nothing about image stacking at the time. :) All were taken with a Canon EOS D60 and were shot over 8 years ago.

From left to right, top to bottom:
M13
M3
M57
Comet Hale-Bopp, not a deep sky object, but probably my very first attempt at an astro photo.

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#663 Atl

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

My first astroimaging experiment with a web cam, Registax, and Gimp. I used a Celestron C90.

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#664 snowcrow

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

My very first Photo! I used a Canon EOS REBEL T2i (unmodified) on a tripod, 23mm f/3.5 lens. This is a single shot 45 sec @ 1600ISO M31 is just left of center.

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#665 Kevdog

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:29 PM

Finally got my Meade LT8 out with my Olympus E-PM1 and tmount.

Got this one of jupiter as a straight pic:
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Then tried video with Registax and got this:
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And finally got a 15s exposure at ISO 1000 of the Orion Nebula like this:

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The 60 sec image showed a lot more detail, but unfortunately had shake, so the stars were "V"s. This one shows a bit of shake as well. My LT8 is not mounted for AP!

Still happy with what I got for a documentary type of purpose.

#666 AstroMan0

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

Here is my first attempt:
90 second unguided exposure of M8- I used an Astro-Telescopes 152mm f5.9 achromatic refractor, Losmandy G11 mount, and Kodak PJ 400 film.

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#667 condensermike

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Nice shot!

#668 NeilMac

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

Kevdog
Nice pics !
try working on it in Photo Shop, if u dont have that then grab Gimp (free) and play with layering to sharpen it up.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'm not new to photography but I'm as new to astrophotography as it gets. Don't have a telescope yet (research mode!). I don't know what "stacking" is (yet) but this is my first real astrophoto taken Sept 30, 2012. Canon 60D, 400mm lens on static tripod. 1/500th sec, f8, iso320. So much to learn...my adventure is just beginning.

#670 plav1959

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

First astro snapshot. Single 30 second shot, no guiding or processing. Canon T3i through ES 127 CF on CGEM.

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#671 bouffetout

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:22 AM

first dso ever !

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:44 AM

second dso same night as M57...The first one.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

My first attempt at AP and imaging M42

newly arrived Astrotrac + 5dIII, 200mm+1.4 extender

(25) 30 sec lights, 25 darks, 10 flats, processed in DSS

I hope to get better at polar aligning ...

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

Converted a pretty low quality webcam to fit onto my scope. Played around with it for a few minutes the other night in fairly hazy conditions. Got bunch of shots of Jupiter and the Moon. Put this together in Registax. Still a lot to learn, and tracking on the scope would be nice.

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#675 tsletmoen

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:42 AM

Just got started with astrophotography, here is my first attemt at m42;
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Taken with a Canon 600d through a Orion spaceprobe 130 reflector. i have no automatic guiding or tracking, but by slowly turning the equatorial axis manually
i was able to get 4 second exposures with something that looks like round stars.
Stacked 5 light and dark frames taken at ISO 12800 in DSS.






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