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#951 yuntaolu

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM

Here is my first image,
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William Optics Z61 with Flat61
Astronomik CLS CCD
ZWO ASI071MC Pro
iOptron SkyGuider Pro

Light 108 x 120s
Dark 30
Bias: 100
Flat: 20

KStars and PixInsight


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#952 dusk-I904

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:02 PM

A-focal with a camera phone and an old celestron C5. "Image processing" via photobucket lol

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#953 RyanLedak

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:36 PM

At the in-laws battling skyglow from Madera CA and a few clouds... 

I knew it was pretty low in the sky, but wanted to try it anyway.

Canon T7i, 50mm f1.8

31 25 sec lights, 10 darks, 10 bias.

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#954 fyrfytr310

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 03:27 PM

These are incredible images.  I can't wait to take some of my own.  My bank account is going to hate me this month.


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#955 MuLT1verSiTuaTIon5

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 03:14 PM

My very first cluster pictures were of NGC884&NGC869(CALDWELL 14) Taken with Meade etx 105. I love to track items by hand and never use go to to find💯

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 11:20 PM

I love to track items by hand and never use go to to find

Yeah, me too. It's part of the fun. It makes success that much sweeter when you do find what you're looking for.

 

It's also a great excuse to enjoy a bit of visual time, which is a different experience on its own right.



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Posted 05 May 2019 - 01:02 AM

Here is my first attempt at astrophotagraphy it's a picture of Jupiter. I used my Firstscope 114mm reflector with a manual eq mount and a Svbony 105 to caputre a movie. I then stacked and processed the image in Registax 6. It was cool to actually get a picture that looked like Jupiter.

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#958 NuclearRoy

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 01:01 PM

Had an SLR since 1975, just never pointed it 'up' until a few weeks ago smile.gif

First, and second, attempt at DSO.

Class 6-7 light polluted driveway north-west of Pittsburgh, PA.

 

M51

Nikon D850, Nikon 300mm f/4 +1.4TC (420mm f/5.6), AstroTrac w/PoleMaster (unguided).

14x120sec + 5 darks.

DSS and Photoshop CS5.

 

M101

Nikon D850, Nikon 300mm f/4 +1.7TC (510mm f/6.8), AstroTrac w/PoleMaster (unguided).

18x150sec

APT [That was a lot easier smile.gif ]

DSS and Photoshop CS5.

 

I think I'm going to enjoy this, but I bet it ends up costing me a lot of $$...lol

 

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#959 sheepofblue

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:48 AM

My first images taken with Canon 7Dmk II on a Skywatch Star Adventurer.  Sorry it's Orion again I'm afraid.

 

Nice what lens and other parameters?



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:36 PM

Not my first AstroImage, but first ever narrowband image, and my first one taken with my new mount and camera...also first image in about 2 years or so. Had some DSLR experience prior to making the switch this year. 

 

25X - 300s - Ha, Sii, Oiii

 

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#961 enjoythemusic

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:23 AM

My first, using a lower-end barlow (ordered a Tele Vue 2x Powermate).

 

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#962 hoofsoftener

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:18 PM

You guys all had way better first pictures than me, but here it is...

 

My very first attempt to photograph the night sky

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:00 AM

Excuse my ignorance, but what is it a pic of?



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Posted 18 May 2019 - 04:47 PM

hello everyone -

excited to join the forum after learning so much from you guys!

my first astro pic was taken about a year ago at sequioia & kings canyon NP, kinda by accident, without knowing much what i was doing (obviously). it's not awesome, but it was good enough to get me hooked and start learning about it.

JB4A1246

 

second attempt was definitely better, taken at joshua tree NP.

JB4A2310

 

and this is where i am now, after getting an ioptron skyguider pro, also taken at joshua tree NP.

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#965 scadvice

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:01 PM

Very nice. Welcome to CN!


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#966 evilstarship

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:00 AM

Grainys shot of the Lagoon Nebula from my light polluted driveway in central Melbourne. 

 

Meade StarNavigator NG 130 Reflector

ZWO ASI224MC

HEQ5

30 x 3s lights stacked in DSS edited with PS

 

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Pleased with this one even if a bit grainy. Conditions were far from ideal


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 11:34 AM

Excellent color. The focus needs work, That is always a challenge.  I suggest getting a Bahtinov mask.

 

https://www.opticsce...=U#.XOq7BIhKjIU

 

Hard to find in Melbourne, Australia?  Bhanoff focusing mask patterns in a pdf files are on the web. You can make your own.

 

Here is how to use one.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=k0FIluj9ndQ

 

One two of your images look like the mount or setup got bumped. If you were setup on a deck that will shake the mount also any time you walk around on it.

 

Your on your way to astro imaging.... welcome!


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 12:04 PM

I live in a bortel 9 zone, so I think I don't have a lot of options from my backyard.

With this in mind, I decided to give something with a high magnitude a shot.

My first photo was M13, I took this with my Canon 800D and a 500mm telephoto lens:

 

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And last week I went to a bortle 2 zone (Morvan region in France) to my in-laws, this is my first shot at M51.

This was with my Canon attached to my Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ.

 

M51-4.jpg

 

There is still a lot of learning, but I am pretty exited about how these first images turned out.

 

The hardest part for me is actually locating my targets before I can start shooting, especially in my backyard.

Any tips in making this easier? Especially when shooting from a bortle 9 zone?


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 06:29 PM

I live in a bortel 9 zone, so I think I don't have a lot of options from my backyard.

With this in mind, I decided to give something with a high magnitude a shot.

My first photo was M13, I took this with my Canon 800D and a 500mm telephoto lens:

 

attachicon.gif M13-4.jpg

 

 

And last week I went to a bortle 2 zone (Morvan region in France) to my in-laws, this is my first shot at M51.

This was with my Canon attached to my Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ.

 

attachicon.gif M51-4.jpg

 

There is still a lot of learning, but I am pretty exited about how these first images turned out.

 

The hardest part for me is actually locating my targets before I can start shooting, especially in my backyard.

Any tips in making this easier? Especially when shooting from a bortle 9 zone?

Well, I'm pretty new also but I found that a red-dot laser sight attached to the hot shoe was a HUGE improvement. I just got a cheapo from Amazon. It was next to impossible to frame with a 600mm f/4 without it. The 300mm f/4 was barely doable.

I 'was' using an AstroTrac and Nikon gear but I found the best improvement you can make for targeting is to add the iOptron CEM60 mount... like I did smile.gif

It brings its own set of challenges to the (star) party though, like "well I already spent the money on the mount, I might as well get a cooled astro camera". lol



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 12:48 AM

Moon 2019-06-07

there's not a lot near Chicago - my first, this is all I got...

 

dslr and lens

 



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 05:59 PM

My first astro image last june 18, 2018

2Uz3B.jpg

 

 

 

I came back to the same subject almost 1 year after.. 

2Uz3C.jpg


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:42 PM

Okay cheating because technically this is my second but it's the first time I hit anything but empty sky. It's got some warts but I'm still happy with it given I'm a rank amateur and it was in very bright San Jose with a street light about 15 degrees from the target.

 

North America Nebula 6-7-19

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:55 AM

After seeing all these amazing images, I'm sort of embarrassed to post my first photo attempts.  I live in a metro area, so I'm surrounded by LED street lights.  I know that doesn't help.  I find trying to get proper focus a bit of a bear as well.  I swear if I even breath on my scope the image looks like somebody turned on a blender.  Going to take a lot of practice!
 
Saturn
Jupiter

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:21 PM

Not my first image, not even the first image with this telescope. I took some pictures of the sun a few days after getting the scope but it was just a featureless disk, no sunspot activity. The weather has been terrible, and I got the scope during the new moon but Friday we had a decent night finally. I’m just getting into this so deep sky images will come later. 

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 06:51 PM

My first astro image last june 18, 2018

2Uz3B.jpg

 

 

 

I came back to the same subject almost 1 year after.. 

2Uz3C.jpg

 

That's quite some dramatic improvement.

 

If you could share the setup on both pictures, to know how you got from the first to the second, it would be immensely helpful.




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