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Horsehead and Andromeda
Lens: Orion 8 Camera: K5 IIs Photo Location: Wilmington NC ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: stockhatch, 12-17-2015, 09:45 AM

Hello all. I am attaching my first two attempts at DSO with my Orion scope and K5 IIs.

Andromeda was 11x3mins at ISO 400 and 1 dark.
Horsehead was 10x5 mins at ISO 800 and 1 dark.
Scope is an Orion 8" newt on atlas eq-g with Orion star shoot autoguider.
Camera is a Pentax k5 iis
Prime focus with a coma corrector.

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12-17-2015, 10:08 AM   #2
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That's really cool. I don't do this kind of shooting (live in NYC-too much light pollution where I'm at) so I really like seeing what people produce through astro-photography. Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks! I really enjoy getting out and shooting. I set up in my driveway
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Nice photos!

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absolutely stellar!
great technique is evident here
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First two attempts. Good heavens (pun intended) I can't wait to see what you can do when you get in a little practice.
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super duper cool, I cant imagine how you got that; Astro is outside my turf. well done.
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Very nice

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I have no experience with astrophotography of any kind by these are 2 pics I really like a lot!
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What? First two attempts and you've got pictures like the Hubble??? You better hide from NASA if you do not want to work there!
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Superb shoot ! I envy your art and technique.
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Thanks all! I appreciate the kind words
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Excellent images! Makes me want to get an auto-guided setup.
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Very impressive, as others have said. Lot of hard work in photos like this.

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Heffing amazing !!! Those dust lanes!!! AWESOME!

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