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A couple of captures last night.. M13 and Iris Neb

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#1 Escher

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:04 AM

I'm not trying to have perfect images, I'm just trying to catalog new objects with my AP and use it as a logbook of sorts.... so there are some technical flubs in these... But I am happy nonetheless..

M13 - Been trying to capture this for a while.. I didnt get super deep, but it presents an image similar to what I see in the EP.

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Iris Nebula - I didnt even know this existed until last night... I was test imaging that area of the sky looking for good targets and was this in stellarium.. Looked it up and figured I'd give it a shot. I will revisit it tonight with more data if I have time. This is 20X10 seconds with the hyperstar.

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#2 dmcnally

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:40 PM

The images look good to me. If they help you build a catalog, all the better.

I'm a noob and I didn't buy a camera to get publication quality images. I bought a camera (stock Canon T3) to use as a tool to help me find objects before I got a good Go-To mount. I mounted the camera, and a 75-300mm telephoto lens for a wide field view, piggyback on my OTA and took a picture to see if anything showed up. If it did, I knew I was in the right area and then I would adjust the mount accordingly.

And thanks for the image of the Iris Nebula. I didn't know it existed either and it looks really cool. Hmmm... I wonder how well it will show up on an unmodded camera. :-)

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:50 PM

You can do the Iris just fine with an unmodded camera since it's a reflection nebula and not emission.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:24 PM

You can do the Iris just fine with an unmodded camera since it's a reflection nebula and not emission.


Yes but it's still a tough target, especially getting the dust. Good luck!

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:37 PM

Nice images. I think I'll add the Iris Nebula to my to-do list, I haven't seen it before and I like it a lot. Nice to know it's available in my area, too. :)

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

You can do the Iris just fine with an unmodded camera since it's a reflection nebula and not emission.


Yes but it's still a tough target, especially getting the dust. Good luck!


Yes it is! I didn't even know I had dust in my humble attempt until the 3rd time reprocessing it, lol.






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