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shawnhar
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Orion and Running Man 210mm lens
      #5545359 - 11/29/12 11:26 AM Attachment (77 downloads)

This is actually a crop from the image I took back on the 14th, just wanted to see how much of this I could get to come out. I think it went pretty well considering this is only about 25% of the entire image.
Canon XS stock, Tokina Nikon mount 70-210 SD manual focus lens with EOS adapter
Piggybacked on LX3 unguided
185 frames @ 1:00 over 3 nights, Stacked in DSS, used Drizzle, then Binned in Startools to try and bring down the noise, still a bit noisy.
Processed in Startools.


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NeilMac
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5545390 - 11/29/12 11:47 AM

Very nice!
Considering getting a Camera mount sky tracker down the road.


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Wouter D'hoye
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5545403 - 11/29/12 11:54 AM

Nice image.

Wouter.


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TimN
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: Wouter D'hoye]
      #5545975 - 11/29/12 06:27 PM

Very nicely done, Shawn.

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shawnhar
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: TimN]
      #5545990 - 11/29/12 06:37 PM

Thanks guys!

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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5546049 - 11/29/12 07:08 PM

Another nice one Shawn I'd love to see the widefield uncropped... I just love the hanging in space look they give.

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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5546277 - 11/29/12 09:20 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

Thanks Jim!
The full frame was a struggle, well more of a huge struggle, I still ain't happy with it. It has the Horsehead in it and my camera is not modded, so I ended up with a lot of red trying to get it to stand out.
You can see all the processing versions here:
http://www.astrobin.com/24783/E/?mod=


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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5549682 - 12/02/12 12:48 AM

Shawn,

That's a great image! I'd be really happy with that personally.


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thj
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5550349 - 12/02/12 01:31 PM

Wow, that is a nice image with just the camera and lens.

I so have to get back into imaging


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panhard
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: thj]
      #5551177 - 12/02/12 10:26 PM

Shawn they are images to be proud of.

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shawnhar
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: panhard]
      #5551538 - 12/03/12 05:43 AM

Thank you for the kind comments.
Thomas, it's ironic you say that, the Observahut was an inspiration to me and I built something very similiar.


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thj
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5551950 - 12/03/12 12:31 PM

Quote:

Thomas, it's ironic you say that, the Observahut was an inspiration to me and I built something very similiar.



Glad to hear. I still love my movable hut - the wooden pier needs to go but otherwise it has served me VERY well.

Back on topic: Since I currently lack an autoguider and laptop I will attempt to use my DSLR and lens in a very similar way and take some wide shots. I like how the horsehead came out in your picture so I'll probably start with Orion as well . Can't wait for the moon to be "gone".


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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5552204 - 12/03/12 02:53 PM

Looks good Shawn!

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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: nemo129]
      #5552676 - 12/03/12 07:39 PM

Shawn - thank you for posting that and I just want to say
'Wow!' very, very cool widefield image!!! Made my day! (been clouded over for near 2 months)


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Jeff Smith
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5553479 - 12/04/12 07:39 AM

Great job!

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shawnhar
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: Jeff Smith]
      #5553530 - 12/04/12 08:29 AM

Thank you everyone!

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bouffetout
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5554382 - 12/04/12 06:13 PM

Beautiful pics dude ! Bravo !

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shawnhar
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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: bouffetout]
      #5554652 - 12/04/12 09:12 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Thanks! This is the one image I can't stop fussing with, I really thought the dusty stuff would come out with that many exposures, I am learning, but still not quite there...

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Re: Orion and Running Man 210mm lens new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5555297 - 12/05/12 08:50 AM

You need longer exposures to get the dust to show up

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