I'm a very very new 14yo 'astrophotographer' and I'm having some issues with the Orion Nebula and I hope this forum could help,
I'm working with:
I cant find the nebula in my camera; When I point my scope at Orion's sword, I see pairs of stars but I don't know which is the nebula. I can find it using eyepieces without the camera but it seems that the camera images are too dark to see anything that I can see with my eye.
What would be helpful is if somebody could post an image of what a short (1 second) exposure of the nebula looks like.
Also, when I take the photos of what I think is the nebula, I can only see faint dots and a tonne of noise. I can't see the glow of the nebula through the camera like I can with my eye.
I don't have any massive expectations, I just want to learn how to get better
Below is an image of what I can see through my camera (hopefully pointed at the nebula) on a 1 second exposure with 1600 ISO