A&P Andromeda Galaxy

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  1. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    The weekend had exceptionally clear skys so I was able to get this image of the Andromeda Galaxy using a canon 40d and the el'cheapo canon 75-300mm lens. Sure wish I could get something like a 400mm L lens for this one.

    [​IMG]

    Evan
     
  2. Jbrown

    Jbrown OT Supporter

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    :eek5:


    300mm is all you used?

    :bowdown:
     
  3. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Im not saying youre full of shit...

    But Im highly skeptical that this was taken with a 300mm lens
     
  4. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i smell :bsflag:
     
  5. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Infact, after searching the net and comparing this to my own night shots with longer glass, Im about 99.6755% sure that you are indeed full of shit.
     
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    kristin my dog > *

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  7. EWhytsell

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    Thank you for the BS. I'm even more proud of it now:) Kidding aside if you go have a look at www.cloudynights.com in their forum you will see lots of similar stuff also done with lenses. Mine ain't that good once you start looking around in that forum either. I just wanted to show the photogs here what their gear can do when used at night.

    Now on to the details. Yes it was done with a canon 75-300mm. It was mounted on an old telescope mount for tracking the object and I took 24 2 minute long frames then stacked them to form one frame of 48 minutes (it reduces the noise in the image.)
    That particular galaxy is so bright that on a nice clear night you can spot it with your eyes and see its shape in binoculars so its not a hard target to photograph, but very hard to get the outer regions to show up and not blow out the central area.

    Evan
     
  8. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Well...

    Theres always that 0.3245% :hs:

    Looks like it is indeed possible. Pretty neat.
     
  9. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    well there you go numnuts, you failed to mention you were using a fucking telescope.
     
  10. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    Hehe you should re-read that because I said I was using an old telescope mount. No scope on it just the tripod and the motor drives to keep the object in the camera.

    Evan
     
  11. Jbrown

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    He said mount.
    :)

    edit:o
     
  12. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    post the original with exif data
     
  13. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    You want all 24 frames or just one? because all exif data is lost in the stacking into a single frame. I can probably pull some levels/curves to show you what a single frame looks like, but its gonna be a bright ball in the middle with lots of noise:)

    Evan
     
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    Its a composite. There wont be EXIF data that means anything.
     
  15. Jbrown

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    burned
     
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    Andromeda Galaxy is full of noise! :mamoru:
     
  17. EWhytsell

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    Here's the original without any adjustment other than resizing for online viewing. And then the same image with a levels adjustment so show the outer portions.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Evan
     
  18. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i stand corrected, i apologize. good shot.
     
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    Hey no problem. I understand and I was pretty amazed when I saw people were doing that with lens that small too. I've been having a lot of fun trying different objects with it and its the only reason I have that lens. Its pretty much worthless handheld for daytime stuff and its focus is so touchy at 300mm that it makes my brain hurt.

    Evan
     
  20. jared_IRL

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    I knew this was real due to his other posts. I LOVE seeing some of you being called out on your BS.

    Nothing makes me happier.

    Well, except for Ewhytsell's pic. Cuz that's just fucking :bowdown:

    Nice work man.
     
  21. Yoritomo

    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    Did you ever finish the high rez of the veil nebula that you were working on a couple of weeks ago?
     
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    I came here to say this...amazing stuff brotato :bowdown:
     
  23. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    I have a finished version 218mb file. I've been wondering whats in those files that makes it so big? I haven't figured it out yet I guess.
    I'm gonna have to retake that veil picture because the dew was just to bad to bring out any more detail. I'll go for much more shutter time next time I get the chance.
    Now that its straight over head its the perfect opportunity. I didn't want to waste a pefect night on veil which is something thats very hard to get when I had a really nice nebula to shoot before it does down for the summer. I'll make another thread with it in it.

    Evan
     
  24. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    another awsome shot :bigthumb: how long have you been doing this type of photography?
     
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    Cool man - I also knew this was legit from his prior stuff.
     

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