A&P Clear sky finally - astro pics

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  1. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    Been cloudy since thanksgiving and I got bored so I build a server and set up remote scope and camera control on it. Last night was "first light" for the new gear and it worked perfectly at 0 degs F while I was nice and warm in my basement controlling everything. hehe was so cold the 40D actually got put in the frig to "warm up" slowly.

    I got 2 images in that session, the first is Flame Nebula. I had to heavily process it to get the detail out and I really needed 180second frames. I only got 120seconds and thats about the limit of my scopes mount.

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    The second image is a really cool galaxy "M82" sometimes referred to as "the irregular galaxy" due to it being torn apart by the gravimetric pull of a nearby galaxy which I didn't get in the frame.

    I'll post it up as soon as its finished stacking/processing.
     
  2. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    thats sooo cool
     
  3. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :coold: i love your astro pics.
     
  4. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    Thanks, heres the other one

    Galaxy M82 in the big dipper.

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    sofa king awesome :bowdown:
     
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    Thats too cool.
     
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  11. Yin

    Yin www.ejectedthoughts.com OT Supporter

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    This is something I'm interested in...

    In really laymen's terms where does one even start?
     
  12. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    A really good place to start is www.cloudynights.com

    In their forum you can get help at all levels of experience.
     
  13. Yin

    Yin www.ejectedthoughts.com OT Supporter

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    :bigthumb:
     

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