A&P Orion Neb new tech - astropic

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  1. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    Heres an Orion nebula pic I got last night. It got clear and the temp dropped to about 15 degrees. This time I shot some frames of the bright core and masked them into the rest of the image to get everything exposed right.

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    Toally bad ass as always
     
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    nice, i love the colors in this one
     
  4. Mighty_Zeus

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    Duuuuuuuuuuude :cool:

    I've been really interested in getting into this. My In-Laws got me a decent telescope, have to order the mount for my Nikon when I get home still. It won't get anything near that, it's only 1250mm f/13, but it's a place to start. It will track moon, planets and some select deeper space stuff for the long exposure.

    Bad as hell mate.
     
  5. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    At F/13 you'll have a really nice planet scope for sure.

    My scope stock is 2032mm F10, but I used a focal reducer for that shot to bring it to 1300mm F6.3 to widen the field a bit. I still can't quite get the whole cloud to fit, but thats good enough for a print.
     
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    TS: Reflective, Refractive, Dobson, which is best for planetary?
     
  7. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :bowdown: photos like this just make you think about how small and insignificant this planet really is
     
  8. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    exactly my thought. :bowdown:

    I wonder where God's house is... and how many sq. ft. it is. :noes:
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    All of them!

    But from what I hear, you can't get past the pearly gates toting a Nikon mates.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Then I'll take badass pictures of my table in Hell. :bowdown:
     
  11. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    WOW. One of your best so far!
     
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    Those pics are destined to be teh hotness.
    :rofl:
     
  13. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    A really good quality purpose built scope of higher than F/15 would be a good way to get some awesome shots. I've seen one purpose built F/78 scope. That was sweet and could resolve Pluto and its moon Charon to some surface detail.

    To get into it on a little less expensive level you can get a really nice refractor or the type that I use called a Schimidt Cassagrain. They use a primary concaved with a hole in the center of it with a secondary convex mirror to put the light down the hole along with a corrector lens on the front to fix vignetting to some degree. You can get them cheaper per aperture than a refractor and with very good quality.

    Reflectors will work very well too, but require a heavier mount due to their size and weight.
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    fucking rad dude!
     
  15. ERock

    ERock My Face Is Kittah OT Supporter

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    :bowdown: amazing shot

    My next door neighbor has an 18" dobsonian. Wonder if I can mount my camera to it somehow
     
  16. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    That would be sweet. You can get a mount for it from lots of places. It would need to match the barrel size of his focuser and then from there its a standard T-thread with a T-ring to match your camera.
     

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