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#1 ARimager623


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Posted 24 January 2023 - 09:49 PM

Hello Everyone,


       I wanted to post here to document some of my journey with astrophotography and get your opinions on my latest photo. I started out with a telescope I got for visual astronomy and became instantly interested in astrophotography. I finally saved up enough to afford a tracking mount and dedicated astro camera. I am really enjoying the hobby and have a long list of targets I want to capture eventually. 

      Since my journey with astrophotography started with the Orion Nebula It was only right that it be the first thing I captured with my new setup. I Would appreciate any feedback on my latest image as there is still a TON to learn smile.gif. I also just wanted to say thanks to everyone here at Cloud Nights as I continue to learn from this amazing community.

First photo capture details: Dec 2021

Celestron 5SE 

Celestron .63x Reducer

No tracking

Canon Rebel T6

Not sure on exposures (very short and not very many smile.gif

Edited on iPhone

Latest photo capture details: Jan 2023


20 Bias frames

20 Dark frames 

Askar 80 PHQ

ZWO M5 mount


ZWO ASI533 MC Pro (capture camera)

ZWO ASI290 MC (guidance camera)

--Stacked with ASIAIR and edited with Pixinsight

(did not apply any color pallette) - green reduce and curves transformation


Thanks and Clear Skies!

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#2 Beaverpond Astro

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Posted 24 January 2023 - 09:53 PM

Nice progression...well done..

#3 Vision


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Posted 24 January 2023 - 11:53 PM

You’re obviously enjoying yourself! Nicely done.

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:56 AM

A little better.


Just kidding,  you have come a long way.  Those little refractors and 533's are great.  Imaging with a set up likes this is point and shoot.


Excellent.   Thank you for sharing.



Edited by Sacred Heart, 25 January 2023 - 08:57 AM.

#5 MrDan


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Posted 25 January 2023 - 09:10 AM

These two photos exemplify advancement and are a great inspiration for those of us following the path. Great work (which I personally know it took a lot of). Thank you and I look forward to following your progress. Pretty soon I feel I will have to be following in the EDSI forum.


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