A&P Trying to set up a shot. Grrrrr.

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  1. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    I checked weather.com and clearskyclock.com, set up my scope, polar aligned it, framed a shot of the Orion constellation and now clouds have moved in :fawk:

    Its totally isolated to my yard a few miles north or south and I'd be good to go. I'm giving it until 11:30 and then I'm packing in my gear.

    Anyone have this kinda crap happen in daylight photography? We call this phenomenon a sucker hole in the astro world and looks like I fell in head first this time:noes:
     
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    hehe never mind the sky opened back up and I love shooting using remove camera/scope software. Its much warmer in my basement.
     
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    Post up the results
     
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    Computer is stacking the frames now. Should have them done in a few hours.
     
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    This is barely worth posting, but at least I can see orion nebula, flame nebula, horsehead nebula, and barnards loop in the image.

    I guess I should have used maybe 2 minute exposures max. I used 3 minutes and that red glow is whats left of the light pollution from the nearby city of Columbus. My light pollution filter cuts out a great deal of it.

    I do like the defraction spike pattern that the 28-135mm @ 28mm gave the stars.

    [​IMG]
     
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    what do you shoot with?
     
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    Thats pretty cool. Better than what I can get.
     
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    That was just a 40D with a 28-135mm lens mounted piggyback on my telescope so that I could use the mounts drive system to track the star movement. I was remote controlling everything from my basement because standing outside for hours in sub freezing weather is annoying.
     
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    Cool shot!
     
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    how do you remote control from the basement? i know you can use the eos utility for USB, but do you have some other setup?
     
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    I bet you'd love the desert. it would fix all you're weather and light pollution problems
     
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    I have a computer set up next to the scope and am running RealVNC for remote desktop control. I use EOS utility for the camera and some observatory software for the scope. Next I need to put the scope in an observatory so I don't have to waste 2-3 hours each night setting it up.

    Yes the desert would rock, but the closest one to ohio is like 1500miles:wtc:
     
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    pics of setup? seems interesting
     
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    I was about to go outside and set up the gear again. I'll try to finish and take a quick pic of it before it gets dark out.

    This time I'm gonna try to shoot the orion nebula using only the 28-135 lens to see what I come up with. When I zoomed in on that area in the above pic I was surprised by the amount of detail that the lens captured.
     
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    Here's a quick pic of it with the 40D mounted to the scope. hehe can't remember how to work this S2IS and wow does it feel small.

    [​IMG]
     
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    very cool
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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