A&P First photo from my observatory

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  1. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    My observatory is coming along pretty well. I have 3 of the walls in place and the telescope pier is complete. Last night I was making the final alignment marks for the scope mounting plate and since I already has gear out in the dark I decided to pop off a few shots before going to bed.

    I figured some of you would like this since it something well within the reach of any photogs gear (only part you'd need is a mount capable of tracking which can be purchased of made cheaply.)

    The details of the shot, its just 2 frames from my 40D with my 70-200L at F2.8 and 60 second shutter time. BTW the red and blue thing is Trifid nebula and the red cloud below it is Lagoon Nebula they are in the constellation Sagittarius which this time of year is facing due south most of the night.


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  3. EWhytsell

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    Nah I just need to get closer to the subject :wiggle:
     
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    Post pics of your observatory when it's done.
     
  5. UnNakedChef

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    Congrats, you took a picture of some dots.











    I KID! I wish I was up in space.
     
  6. wizeguy4

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    A battle of the observatories!!

    I want to see a picture of the conservatory also. I really wish I had teh dedication to photography that you and Baz both have. OTAP has taught me more about stars that anyplace else at this point
     
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  7. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Is that yellowish tint light pollution from the nearby city?
     
  8. EWhytsell

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    Some of it is likely light pollution. I wasn't using my light pollution filter that time, but most of it is just really dense dust being lit by the surrounding stars. When looking that direction your actually looking towards the center of our galaxy so your looking through the most stars, dust, and gas of any region of the sky. Baz posted a very wide field shot of that area a few weeks ago. Its pretty cool really. Here in Ohio that area of the sky is at about 15-20 degrees above the horizon whereas where Baz shoots from its more overhead and he gets a much cleaner view.
     
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    Ah, ok.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing it.
     

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