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12-18-2012, 07:17 PM   #226
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QuoteOriginally posted by captainbert Quote
Some really impressive shots on here and knowledge of the field also.

These are a few of my first attempts with my new Samyang 14 2.8 for astrophotography on. I stacked two star trails and one starscape for each of these. So much to learn about this side of photography but i'm definitely loving it! The Samyang is amazing i have to say!
I really like the style you have developed for these star trails! Hope to see more as you experiment more

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Orion Nebula on the night/morning of Dec. 15th-16th.
I am guessing that you used a telescope for this shot? Can you provide some more details about how you created this breathtaking image? Fabulous work!
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QuoteOriginally posted by SointulArt Quote
I am guessing that you used a telescope for this shot? Can you provide some more details about how you created this breathtaking image? Fabulous work!
Yes, I posted a photo of the camera setup in the Newtonian on the top of page 15 of this thread. I can give a quick rundown of some of the details of the setup.

Scope: Orion 8" 800mm F3.9
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5
Guiding Hardware: Orion Magnificent Mini AutoGuider Package
Guiding Software: PHD Guiding
Coma Corrector: Baader Rcc1

As for exposures, its within the city so I couldn't do exposures longer then 3-4 minutres. I hope to go out of the city sometime soon and redo this image. Either way here are the exposures for the Orion Nebula I posted previously.

8 x 195s Exposures
7 x 120s Exposures
21 x 60s Exposures
10 x 30s Exposures

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QuoteOriginally posted by SointulArt Quote
I really like the style you have developed for these star trails! Hope to see more as you experiment more

Darryl
Thanks very much for the kind words Darryl!

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Here's a reedit of the Orion Nebula to show more of NGC1977 to the right of the image.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dr_who Quote
Here's a reedit of the Orion Nebula to show more of NGC1977 to the right of the image.
I can't compete with your technical skills Dr-who, but here's my humble attempt with a 50mm f1.7 lens and the O_GPS1...

Merry Christmas all...
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QuoteOriginally posted by SointulArt Quote
I can't compete with your technical skills Dr-who, but here's my humble attempt with a 50mm f1.7 lens and the O_GPS1...

Merry Christmas all...
Merry Christmas!

also on a side note you got Horsehead Nebula as well which I'd like to get around to. You got more blur in your running man nebula then me as well. Were you in dark skies or within the city as well? It's a nice job, and shows how much we can see with just a "nifty fifty".
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I am in Sointula, on Malcolm Island - just off the coast of northern Vancouver Island. We have fairly dark skies, if you get away from the lights of the "big city" of Port McNeill...


QuoteOriginally posted by Dr_who Quote
Merry Christmas!

also on a side note you got Horsehead Nebula as well which I'd like to get around to. You got more blur in your running man nebula then me as well. Were you in dark skies or within the city as well? It's a nice job, and shows how much we can see with just a "nifty fifty".


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My shot of the Venus Transit, while a jet passed by, a half hour before sunset. I used my Bigma (Sigma 50-500mm) and a Kendrick Solar Filter.
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In May I went to Albuquerque and got some shots of the Solar Eclipse. I used my Bigma (Sigma 50-500mm). It was such an amazing experience.
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In May I went to Albuquerque and got some shots of the Solar Eclipse. I used my Bigma (Sigma 50-500mm). It was such an amazing experience.
Wow, those are both great shots! I shot both events too and know what it challenge they can be. Love these!
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Get ready for 2 great comets next year, one possibly the 'comet of the century!'

'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013... could be the comet of the century - Science - News - The Independent
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My shot of the Venus Transit, while a jet past by, a half hour before sunset. I used my Bigma (Sigma 50-500mm) and a Kendrick Solar Filter.

Eric,

These are both fantastic images. Bravo!

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Nice images Eric!
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Can somebody explain why my stacking (dss) fail like this?
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