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What targets with Canon 24-70mm and Rokinon 135mm?

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#1 Boven

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 05:02 AM

I'll be using the Star Adventurer this summer along with a 24-70mm f/4 and a 135mm f/2 so I was wonder what can I capture at these focal lenghts that is not hydrogen-alpha only, because I don't have a Modded DSLR (so Heart and Soul and California Nebula for example are a no-no). 

A few things that come to mind are the R CrA Nebula in Corona Australis, Rho Oph region, Andromeda Galaxy maybe even Sadr and other regions in Cygnus.

Also I'll be shooting from a few locations that are Bortle 1 to Bortle 3-4 so very faint widefield regions (like the Barnard's E maybe?) should be fun.



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Posted 14 May 2021 - 05:29 PM

This thing about "you can't get Ha unless you have a modded camera" is an old wives tale cranky old astronomers tale.

 

Your camera will capture 1/3 of the Ha, not 100% like a modded camera.  But it definitely shows.   And with very dark skies you will capture Ha.

 

You have a good list of targets. I would add the North America Nebula to your list.  And try the Heart and Soul, and California.     There are some great wide-field shots from California to the M45 showing IFN. 


Edited by t-ara-fan, 14 May 2021 - 05:29 PM.

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