Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!
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This is one from the first shots i took with my Symax 90mm Skywatcher, with a Canon A3200 IS, with 20mm lens. I've adjusted the contrast etc also
This a shot with the 10mm lens https://skydrive.liv...C6165D94A8E!166
Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:58 PM
I'm right in the middle of the Northern Virginia light bubble, so I'm happy how this came out. I had intended to image Andromeda if possible, but clouds rolled in and I barely got this one finished. At 1600 ISO and f/3.5, my histogram was hitting 1/3 by the end of my 8-second sub. Not awesome.
Canon EOS Rebel T3
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens
Manfrotto tripod with ball head
20 x 8s lights, 20 darks (no flats, no bias)
ISO 1600, f/3.5
Total integration time for the image was 2 minutes, 40 seconds. Image was stacked in DeepSkyStacker and post-processed in StarTools.
Large - https://www.dropbox....ades_130127.jpg
Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:33 PM
Very, very nice. Keep that up and you'll never get any sleep !!
Okay, it's not my first astrophoto (those are a little further up in the thread), but this is my first image with my new mount, new camera, and new guider. M42 (surprise surprise), 80 minutes total exposure with SBIG STF-8300M. Stacked in DSS, levels adjusted and channels combined in Photoshop. I'm pretty proud of it, though it's pretty rudimentary processing.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:10 PM
Still in a mild state of shock that this came out of my telescope. The capability of the equipment far made up for the ineptness of the operator!
8 x 300 second images stacked, and some auto-level stuff in Nebulosity.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:45 AM
Canon T4i, Stock
Orion 8" f/4.9 Reflector
Orion Atlas EQ-G, Unguided
M31, 8x30s ISO 1600
Managed some dust lanes.
M42, 16x30s ISO 1600
M44, 8x30s ISO 1600
M45, 8x30s ISO 1600
Tiny bit of nebulosity.
M81, M82, 8x30s ISO 1600
These were hard to frame in live view.
NGC2024, 32x30s ISO 1600
I just used DSS to align the RGB channels and adjust the luminosity. Pretty sure I need a coma corrector and some work on my collimation/focusing.
Okay for a first night I think...
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:45 PM
My first few attempt with Saturn were with 1.25" eyepiece projection using a not-so-great DSLR (a Pentax ist Ds) with only about 6.1 megapixels, and with no liveview to help focus. Now Canon Rebel T2i's are better, CCD's with at least 10 megapixels are great, but I've heard webcams are the greatest with planetary.
PS: my first few pics of Saturn, made the planet over-exposed making the the ring-planet look all one shade, bled together with no darkness between the ring.
It looks great. Keep up the great work!
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:29 AM
This was the result of 11 light frames 30sec @ ISO1000, stacked in Deep Sky Stacker using dark, flat and bias frames. Processed in photoshop after stacking.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:50 PM
Anyway, enough with the boring story, here's my first ever attempt at astrophotography.
Hardware used. SkyWatcher 150mm f/5 on EQ3-2 + Sony Alpha A200 in prime focus. ISO 800, 1/4s exposure. Used Gimp to crop, reduce saturation, bump up contrast etc.
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