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Andromeda Galaxy with New Scope and the K-1
Lens: Stellarvue 80 ED Camera: Pentax K-1 Photo Location: My Colorado Backyard ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: Colorado CJ, 4 Days Ago

I received my new Stellarvue Access 80 ED yesterday. Luckily it was also a clear night! I set the scope up on my AZ-GTI in EQ mode and shot 1 minute subs. I probably could have went a little longer as the mount was tracking GREAT, I only had to reset it for the meridian flip.

So far, I am really liking the scope. I am using The Stellarvue SFF3-25-48 field flattener, but I still see pretty bad coma around the edges using a full frame DSLR. with a slight crop they are gone though.

Specs for the image are:

Scope: Stellarvue Acess 80 with 2.5" focuser, SFF3-25-48 field flattener
Focal Length: 560mm
Focal Ratio: F7
Camera: Pentax K-1
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 60 sec.
Shots: 100

I used Astro Pixel Processor for stacking. I am still learning the ropes with this program, so I am sure I am not doing things 100% correctly yet. I post processed in Photoshop and also in Nik Effects plugin.

Here is the photo.

Last edited by Colorado CJ; 4 Days Ago at 02:40 PM.
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Wonderful work! I also like how you described the amount of work needed to create this image.

Well done!
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Very nice work. Thanks for providing all the info as well.
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Beautiful! Bravo!

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I have never seen such a beautiful thing in details shot with a dslr.
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Whoah! Fab. Thanks for posting.
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Great picture! Very nice job!


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