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ebacon
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Reged: 02/13/13

Loc: Rochester Hills, MI
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: raf1]
      #6247553 - 12/11/13 05:44 PM

My first nebula!

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



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exmedia
sage
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Reged: 05/26/13

Loc: Orange County, CA
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: ebacon]
      #6252374 - 12/14/13 10:08 AM Attachment (68 downloads)

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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kirscovitch
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Reged: 11/29/13

Loc: Antigo WI
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: fishonkevin]
      #6255515 - 12/16/13 12:05 AM Attachment (67 downloads)

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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Alex Tran
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Reged: 12/17/13

Loc: California
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: kirscovitch]
      #6259121 - 12/17/13 10:27 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

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!

Edited by Alex Tran (12/17/13 10:49 PM)


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jhayes_tucson
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Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: DJohnson]
      #6266132 - 12/21/13 10:29 PM

Quote:

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.







Sweet!,


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BePrepared
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Reged: 12/18/13

Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: jhayes_tucson]
      #6268172 - 12/23/13 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


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CharlesW
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Reged: 11/02/12

Loc: Chula Vista & Indio, CA
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: BePrepared]
      #6275810 - 12/27/13 05:47 PM Attachment (46 downloads)

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

Edited by CharlesW (12/27/13 05:49 PM)


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judothrow
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Loc: Elk Grove, California
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: raf1]
      #6276079 - 12/27/13 08:37 PM

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

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TenBears
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Reged: 12/16/13

Loc: Knoxville, TN
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: judothrow]
      #6278221 - 12/28/13 11:14 PM

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

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eehar
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Reged: 11/03/13

Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: fishonkevin]
      #6278745 - 12/29/13 09:31 AM Attachment (56 downloads)

Saturn 12-28-13

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TheMuffinMan
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Reged: 04/16/12

Loc: Denver, USA
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: ebacon]
      #6284792 - 01/01/14 03:01 AM

Technically my second DSO photo but the first was so horrible it wasn't even worth a mention.

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 80ED
Orion Starshoot Pro v2.0 OSC
iOptron iEQ45
Starshoot Autoguider + 50mm Magnificent Mini guidescope
Nebulosity 3
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.


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Chris Venable
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Reged: 01/01/14

Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: TheMuffinMan]
      #6288186 - 01/02/14 06:00 PM

My second night with the camera attached, New Year's Eve, first night when actually getting the GoTo tracking to work reasonably well. Planning to try some more tonight in the 15-degree F darkness!


Orion Nebula - M42


Andromeda Galaxy - M31


Arrowhead Cluster


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PNaccache
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Reged: 09/16/12

Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: Chris Venable]
      #6299931 - 01/08/14 12:27 PM Attachment (48 downloads)

Hum
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...

Equipment :

iOptron Skytracker
Nikon D7100
Nikon prime lens (180mm, f2.8)
Courage (to do my second set up at -14C)


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DsoS4Life
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Reged: 12/03/13

Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: PNaccache]
      #6305968 - 01/11/14 11:16 AM Attachment (32 downloads)

my sun picture. 12inch dob. with a 2inch hole off axis. with filter over the hole.. more or less the cover had a pull off cap...was takin with a beat up droid. and 30mm 2 inch EP.. nothing else done. just point and snap..

Edited by DsoS4Life (01/11/14 11:18 AM)


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superdifficult
newbie


Reged: 12/30/13

Loc: Toronto
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: fishonkevin]
      #6309427 - 01/13/14 12:32 AM Attachment (36 downloads)

My first photo is of jupiter.

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youngamateur42
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 11/21/12

Loc: La Verne, CA
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: superdifficult]
      #6309433 - 01/13/14 12:41 AM Attachment (41 downloads)

Here's me and my Dad's first working image through our ap setup:

WO ZS71mm APO
SVP Go to mount
50mm guide scope with starshoot autoguider
Orion G3 Color


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hodja
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Reged: 05/05/10

Loc: Istanbul
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: youngamateur42]
      #6310479 - 01/13/14 03:12 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

My first ever pic is the moon, taken with Samsung Galaxy Ace cell phone on a C11 ASGT, 17mm plossl eyepiece.

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TenBears
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Reged: 12/16/13

Loc: Knoxville, TN
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: hodja]
      #6310705 - 01/13/14 05:19 PM

These are for real my first AP images taken.

#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.


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Chunkles
journeyman


Reged: 09/15/10

Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: TenBears]
      #6313630 - 01/15/14 02:58 AM Attachment (46 downloads)

My first non-blurry image:
Jupiter 14JAN2014
Neximage imager
Meade ETX 105
2x Barlow


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FocusedOne
newbie


Reged: 12/24/13

Loc: Little Rock, Arkansas
Re: Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!...Pt-2 new [Re: fishonkevin]
      #6320325 - 01/18/14 11:52 AM Attachment (45 downloads)

Greetings! This is my first astrophoto and also my first post to Cloudy Nights!

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.


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