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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Beginning and Intermediate Imaging

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jhayes_tucson
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Reged: 08/26/12

Loc: Bend, OR
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: jhayes_tucson]
      #6131808 - 10/11/13 07:24 PM Attachment (77 downloads)

Here is M57...
(Notice that it picked up the 14.8 magnitude star at the center. Not bad for 30 seconds!)

Edited by jhayes_tucson (10/11/13 07:30 PM)


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jhayes_tucson
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Reged: 08/26/12

Loc: Bend, OR
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: jhayes_tucson]
      #6131812 - 10/11/13 07:25 PM Attachment (66 downloads)

Here's M13...

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BlueApoc
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Reged: 10/11/13

Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: fishonkevin]
      #6137691 - 10/14/13 07:16 PM

Hello everyone! These are my first two photos that I consider decent of the Orion Nebula. Last month my Dad gave me his older set of Orion telescopes (6" reflector and 120mm refractor) and Skyview Pro mount. The mount doesn't have the GoTo kit, so the photo is unguided. The mount was only polar aligned as best as I could get. Stacked in DSS and post-processed in Photoshop.



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kraberus
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Reged: 04/27/13

Loc: Spokane, WA
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: BlueApoc]
      #6142844 - 10/17/13 12:24 PM Attachment (59 downloads)

Okay here's my first prime focus attempt. Nikon D7000 thru an Orion ST-80.

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kraberus
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Reged: 04/27/13

Loc: Spokane, WA
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: kraberus]
      #6142858 - 10/17/13 12:30 PM Attachment (48 downloads)

...and here's my first decent wide-field image. Nikon D7000, Tokina, 11-16 f/2.8, ISO 1600 for about 30 secs.

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Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 04/29/07

Loc: Michigan
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: kraberus]
      #6144024 - 10/18/13 12:11 AM

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KelownaDave
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Reged: 10/25/13

Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: fishonkevin]
      #6158994 - 10/26/13 11:33 AM Attachment (50 downloads)

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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StrangeDejavu
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Reged: 03/20/13

Loc: Florida
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: KelownaDave]
      #6159911 - 10/26/13 10:24 PM



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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Synon
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Loc: Flagstaff AZ
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: StrangeDejavu]
      #6163455 - 10/28/13 10:05 PM Attachment (57 downloads)

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


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skycamper
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Reged: 10/20/07

Loc: Beaverton OR
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: Synon]
      #6167743 - 10/31/13 04:13 AM Attachment (30 downloads)

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
T1i
Vixen GP mount
Full moon out no LP filters


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epdreher
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Reged: 06/12/11

Loc: Republic of Texas
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: O-Ryan]
      #6171891 - 11/02/13 12:40 PM

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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Louietheflyisme
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Reged: 06/17/13

Loc: Australia
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: jhayes_tucson]
      #6180383 - 11/07/13 05:51 AM Attachment (36 downloads)

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

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17.5Dob
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Reged: 03/21/13

Loc: Colorado,USA
Comet Bennett 1969 new [Re: fishonkevin]
      #6195788 - 11/15/13 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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Dale229
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Reged: 11/04/13

Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: jhayes_tucson]
      #6196720 - 11/15/13 03:26 PM Attachment (39 downloads)

My first photo taken with celestron 11" and Nikon d7000

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DJohnson
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Reged: 03/04/13

Loc: Glendale Arizona
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: jhayes_tucson]
      #6201045 - 11/18/13 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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astrodog73
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Reged: 02/22/13

Loc: Australia
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: DJohnson]
      #6212538 - 11/24/13 02:31 AM Attachment (53 downloads)

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!

Edited by astrodog73 (11/24/13 02:32 AM)


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rhcrooks
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Reged: 08/28/13

Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: astrodog73]
      #6230257 - 12/02/13 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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Synon
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Reged: 06/02/12

Loc: Flagstaff AZ
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: rhcrooks]
      #6231397 - 12/03/13 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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judothrow
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Reged: 06/17/11

Loc: Elk Grove, California
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: Synon]
      #6240215 - 12/08/13 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.com/photos/109424348@N08/11188125095/in/photostream/

Edited by judothrow (12/08/13 04:05 AM)


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raf1
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Reged: 11/18/05

Loc: south Texas
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: judothrow]
      #6241673 - 12/08/13 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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