Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2
Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:01 AM
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae resized to the 200k limit.
The original size here (321KB)
15x180sec, no darks applied due to an error I'm still figuring out; hence the noise. Also it's over-processed a bit to bring out the colors.
Orion Starshoot Pro v2.0 OSC
Starshoot Autoguider + 50mm Magnificent Mini guidescope
Guided with PHD
Orion 90° diagonal in the optical path.
Cropped and re-sized from the original as I don't have a field flattener yet.
I have a lot to learn for sure.
Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:00 PM
Orion Nebula - M42
Andromeda Galaxy - M31
Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:27 PM
I should point out that I have so many excuses for the poor quality that they wont fit in the alloted space. So I'll spareyou the details...
Nikon prime lens (180mm, f2.8)
Courage (to do my second set up at -14C)
Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:16 AM
Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:41 AM
WO ZS71mm APO
SVP Go to mount
50mm guide scope with starshoot autoguider
Orion G3 Color
Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:12 PM
Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:19 PM
#1 - a week or so ago.
and #2 - night before last.
I have been a photographer and image editor for decades though, so I have some experience I suppose.
Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:58 AM
Meade ETX 105
Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:52 AM
This is a single exposure, 30 seconds at ISO 1,600.
It was taken with a Celestron Omni XLT 150 Newtonian on the Omni CG4 mount with motors. The camera is a Pentax K7, processing in Lightroom and Photoshop.
The Omni is my first telescope and this photo was captured within 48 hours of the scope's delivery.
Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:22 PM
I am quickly learning how to focus the cannon autoguided lenses to infinity.
Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:19 PM
Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:22 PM
Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:33 PM
Untracked with a Canon 7D & EF 100mm f/2.8 (manually stacked from 30 frames in Photoshop):
Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:47 AM
Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:07 PM
Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:33 AM
Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:35 PM
Equipment: Orion Astrograph 8 f/4 and Olympus OM-D EM-5 set to Aperture Priority at ISO 400 the speed 1600. Prime Focus
Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:40 AM
Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:25 PM
I tried deep sky stacker, but it wouldn't stack the 5 exposures I got. It prompted me to change the star sensitivity. I am guessing it didn't like the fact that all my stars were streaks! This is a single, with one dark (still have no idea what all this means. I took a 30 sec exposure with the same camera settings, and the lens cap on)
In the words of Randy Quaid, "She's a beaut, Clark!"
Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:29 PM
Posted 24 February 2014 - 04:00 PM
Last one of mine for this thread, as it's intended to be first, not first twenty seven photos.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:46 PM
Shot the Rosette Nebula 27-28 February:
- Four 10-minute subs
- Unmodded Canon 450D
- ZEQ25, tuned to Astronewb's instructions
- AT72ED w/ AT 0.8X focal reducer/field flattener
- Orion MMAG autoguiding setup
Stacked in Nebulosity with four 10-min darks, 40 bias frames, using Bad Pixel Mapping. Post-processed in PS Elements, with Astronomy Tools.