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Best wide field astrophotography targets for APS-C 135mm

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#1 Gschnettler

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:31 AM

What are the best things to photograph with an APS-C camera and 135mm lens? According to a website I believe it’s a 9.9 degree field of view.

I’m looking for wide objects as well as maybe 2 deep sky objects that are close enough to each other to get 2 (or even 3!) in the same field of view.

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:56 AM

Are you using a EQ mount to track?

 

I've shot with a 200mm lens; my first target for wide field was the N.American neb,  and the Pelican neb.

Next, Trifid and Lagoon.

 

M31 is a obvious choice as well, although it's a little low from my location now.



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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:59 AM

Yes, the camera will be on a tracker. Lens is f2.8 Nikon 135mm

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 09:06 AM

Rho Ophiucus. Do an astrobin search. 



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Posted 04 August 2020 - 09:14 AM

Andromeda, Pleiades, Rho Ophiuchi, Orion Nebula/Horsehead Nebula/Flame Nebula, various integrated flux nebula if you're very ambitious. 




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