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#26 fishonkevin

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:11 PM

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#27 KelownaDave

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:33 AM

Here's my first attempt at M31.
Canon 60Da
Mount: NEQ6 pro
Telescope ; Astro-Tech 6" Ritchey-Chretien
KwiQ guider
PHD, Nebulosity 3 & Paint Shop Pro X3

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#28 StrangeDejavu

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:24 PM

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My first attempt at Venus and AP.

Sky-Watcher 120ED
CG-4 with RA/DEC Motor Drives
NexImage 5
~850 frames stacked and edited in Registax
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#29 Synon

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:05 PM

First shot with a camera mounted to the scope. The Ring Nebula
12" LX200 classic

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:13 AM

Took the CS4 Tiff to a Jpeg Processed with levels and curves and a few CS4 filters and not really knowing what I was doing!
SV105T Triplet
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Full moon out no LP filters

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#31 epdreher

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:40 AM

My first, taken last night through my SV105-3FT. This is one of five unprocessed 3 min subs of the Double Cluster. Still shaking-out the cobwebs of my new rig:

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#32 Louietheflyisme

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:51 AM

Here is mine- an image of the Waxing Crescent moon taken tonight through my telescope with a Canon PowerShot A530

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#33 17.5Dob

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:20 AM

I took this in 1969, with my first 35mm camera that my grandfather gave me, an old Kodak35 Rangefinder, from ~ 1947, the first 35mm camera manufactured in the USA, but a "special version" with a f3.5/ 51mm fixed lens.

I was in high school and built a piggy back mount to fit it on my 4.5" Tasco reflector, that I used as a manually driven guide scope, using a homemade reticule eyepiece made by taping two of my hairs at the bottom of the barrel and centering them on a OOF "bright" star somewhere in the cameras field of few.

10 min exposure, f3.5, 51mm, all manually driven. TRI-X pan, developed and printed in my darkroom under the basement stairs.

This is a scan from the album of prints that I still have with me.

The Comet is in Cassiopeia, nearing it's lower culmination, and the blob next to it, is the city water tower that was next to our yard.

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#34 Dale229

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:26 PM

My first photo taken with celestron 11" and Nikon d7000

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:29 AM

After much calibrating, running PEC curves, more calibrating, aligning and finally waiting for weather to clear, I finally have a 'real' image out of my scope. Only have learned as far as CCD stack, so this was solely processed in that. Learning photoshop now to do some more processing.

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#36 astrodog73

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:31 AM

From the summer of 2006... the horsehead nebula... I was pretty stoked at the time with this, a recognizable true-blue DSO.... and a whole lot of dust! :)

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:11 PM

One of my first, stacking 10 sec subs, with a DSLR mounted on the flimsiest of tripods.. looking straight into a bunch of light pollution, over the top of my house in winter.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 01:04 PM

DJohnson, WOW!!! That is incredible! I took my first stab at M33 up here in Flagstaff a week ago and can barely see the galaxy, but your image is breath taking!

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:36 AM

here is my 1st and only galaxy image so far, it's a stack of 5-160 second unguided images thru sky 90 on Tak Em-10 mount. can't figure how to get an image on here from tiff 16 format, so here is a link to flicker. http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 09:50 PM

That's an awesome first galaxy - heck, that's a great image for imaging for years!

CS, Ron

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:44 PM

My first nebula! :jump:

M1 - Crab Nebula
12/7/2013
10 x 600s

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:08 AM

Here's my first AP attempt.
ES 102mm ED APO
Celestron AVX Mount
Cartes du Ciel
Orion SSAIO camera & capture software
Registax 6
Artweaver 3.1 (poor man's Photoshop)

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#43 kirscovitch

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:05 AM

First image ever. Captured 12/15/13. Celestron 130SLT, Orion Starshoot 5mp, ran through Registax.

Just learning all this imaging stuff so it's not the best but I like what I have so far.

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#44 Alex Tran

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:27 PM

My first moon picture! It was a gorgeous full moon, had to wait hours for the clouds to pass. Stacked in Lynkeos and processed in GIMP, as replacements for Registax+PS since I'm on my Mac. Around 200 frames out of 950, from my Galaxy S4 phone (30 second video)...indeed!

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#45 jhayes_tucson

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:29 PM

After much calibrating, running PEC curves, more calibrating, aligning and finally waiting for weather to clear, I finally have a 'real' image out of my scope. Only have learned as far as CCD stack, so this was solely processed in that. Learning photoshop now to do some more processing.

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#46 BePrepared

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:21 AM

this is my attempt (no telescope) of using my DSLR to image M42


http://i44.tinypic.com/2a7vcm0.jpg

It's not great, but I was happy about it

Tonight, i'll be using my 11" scope to take a (hopefully) much better picture of it

#47 CharlesW

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:47 PM

My first image of M31- ES 127 Carbon with an unmodded Canon 50d-Pixinsight. Super newb.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:37 PM

thanks for the kind words of praise, much appreciated! Chris

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:14 PM

I refuse to post my first attempt at AP. I don't want to make you spew beverage on your monitor. :tonofbricks:

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:31 AM

Saturn 12-28-13

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