A&P Pleiades - astro

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  1. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    Here's a quick shot of the Pleiades star cluster I did with my 40D and 28-135mm lens @ 135mm. Well actually its 10 2 min frames stacked.

    This is one of those things lots of people mistake for the little dipper since the little dipper is actually harder to spot then this group of stars in most urban areas. I was surprised that a little ole camera lens actually picked up some of the blue nebula that surrounds the stars.

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    This is a close up (1300mm @ f6.3) of the star Merope (In the above pic is the one with the blue fuzzy next to it) and its surrounding nebula. This was about 40 2 min frames stacked.

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    As always, that's really cool
     
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    seven sisters look great.
     
  4. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    looks great as always. :coold:
     
  5. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    You wanna post some pictures of the rig that you use to take these? The pictures are pretty cool.
     
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    That first picture is pretty fucking sick once you stare at it for a while...

    I was dazing off and happened to be staring at it and I noticed that it almost became 3D-esque. you can see which stars are closer... that's pretty cool to me.


    anyway....
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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  8. EWhytsell

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    You should take a pair of binoculars outside some night and look at it. It should look pretty cool even from a good size city.

    Also not sure how many of you are into mythology, but this one is some interesting reading on wiki and other sources.
     
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    Here's a quick shot of my rig. My 40D either gets to ride piggyback on it when I"m using lenses or I use a T-mount when I'm shooting through the scope.
    Maybe I'll post a pic of the whole thing sometime right before I start a session. Lots of stuff and I think wifey is talked into getting me a backyard observatory setup.

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    Amazing stuff.
     
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    Thats awesome. :bowdown:
     

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