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Carina Nebula ASI 294 MC Pro

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#1 Camissa

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:38 PM

I always said, I will never start with astrophotography! Everything out there has already been imaged. I was a happy casual observer, enjoying the moon from my big city garden and dreaming of darker, less polluted skies and warmer nights.

2 years ago we moved from Europe to South Africa and now I have warm nights and a new, darker sky. The telescope is out nearly every clear evening. I love the lazy way of setting up my mount in the afternoon with my iPhone and a carpenter level. 

One special night with excellent seeing, me and my wife felt literally drunk by starlight. We had been looking at the pincushion cluster. The stars were colourful and sharp, it was pure magic. The intoxicating effect of an overdose of starlight infected me with the “want images” disease. Here is, after many weeks of learning many new things, my first image, the Carina nebula. 

 

151 images a 35 secs, gain 117, ASI 294 MC Pro from a suburban location.

PXD2, Sharpcap, Pixinsight and Apple Photos. 

 

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Thanks for watching. Clear Skies!

Ecki


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#2 scadvice

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:08 PM

Yes! Another only visual astronomer bites the dust.... Welcome to the fold young one!  meditation.gif

 

Very nice...



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:14 PM

I like the framing and color in your image!



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 04:59 PM

Nicely done! Beautiful color!

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:41 PM

Beautiful color. Excellent work.



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Posted 16 July 2019 - 10:43 AM

Hi.. great pic!! Did you use a filter?? 

 

Thanks, 

 

JC



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Posted 16 July 2019 - 02:05 PM

Thanks all, I am happy that you like this image. JC, I did not use a filter.

Ecki


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:41 PM

Excellent work! Welcome to imaging!



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Posted 16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM

Beautiful... it is not about whether others have imaged it... it is about whether you have imaged it. It is the pursuit of learning and satisfaction which drives any hobby / interest.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:14 PM

Oh boy your hooked on imaging now!  Absolutely amazing image!  Scott




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