Canon Digital Photography Forums  

Go Back   Canon Digital Photography Forums > 'Photo Sharing' section > Astronomy and Celestial
Register Rules FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 3rd of August 2012 (Fri)   #1
NovaTJ
Member
 
NovaTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Stafford, Virginia
Posts: 549
Default First Light AT8in M20 Trifid Nebula

I know this needs more work and more exposure time, but I've had this scope for three weeks now and just had to try it out tonight (Thursday). (Oh and sorry about all the lousy skies for the last three weeks!)

Greg
Attached Images
File Type: jpg M20a1_filtered.jpg (69.6 KB, 142 views)
__________________
Astro-Tech 8" f/4 imaging Newtonian,Baader MPCC,Orion ED 80 APO F7.5,Skywatcher EQ-6 Pro,ASGT, Modified Canon 50D, Meade DSI Guide Camera, 8" SCT dovetail mounted relic, Criterion Dynascope RV-6, modified 300D, custom astro shed,and still just getting started!
NovaTJ is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 3rd of August 2012 (Fri)   #2
rick_reno
Cream of the Crop
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 44,385
Default Re: First Light AT8in M20 Trifid Nebula

beautiful color
rick_reno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd of August 2012 (Fri)   #3
Toxic Coolaid
Member
 
Toxic Coolaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NorthEast Tennessee
Posts: 958
Default Re: First Light AT8in M20 Trifid Nebula

nice man. Amazing how quickly it pulls the light in too.
Toxic Coolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 3rd of August 2012 (Fri)   #4
NovaTJ
Member
 
NovaTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Stafford, Virginia
Posts: 549
Default Re: First Light AT8in M20 Trifid Nebula

Thanks for the comments Rick and Mo! I had more than my fair share of problems being use to imaging with the ED80 and guiding with a 6 inch reflector. Imaging with the reflector is easy, but trying to guide with an ED80 at less focal length and a whole lot less light gathering ability, is tough in poor skies. Plus the full Moon Thursday night forced short exposures. I guess I should be happy with what I did all things considering.

Greg
__________________
Astro-Tech 8" f/4 imaging Newtonian,Baader MPCC,Orion ED 80 APO F7.5,Skywatcher EQ-6 Pro,ASGT, Modified Canon 50D, Meade DSI Guide Camera, 8" SCT dovetail mounted relic, Criterion Dynascope RV-6, modified 300D, custom astro shed,and still just getting started!
NovaTJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
M20 Trifid Nebula megrac Astronomy and Celestial 15 30th of May 2012 (Wed) 19:24
M20 - The Trifid Nebula waassaabee Astronomy and Celestial 8 3rd of June 2011 (Fri) 10:23
M20 - The Trifid Nebula zeldaboy101 Astronomy and Celestial 7 29th of April 2010 (Thu) 12:39
Challenge #4, M8(The Lagoon Nebula) and M20(The Trifid Nebula) Nighthound Astronomy and Celestial 42 6th of November 2009 (Fri) 08:58
M20 Trifid Nebula A.S.I.G.N. Observatory Astronomy and Celestial 10 19th of May 2009 (Tue) 19:00


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:26.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This forum is not affiliated with Canon in any way and is run as a free user helpsite by Pekka Saarinen, Helsinki Finland. You will need to register in order to be able to post messages. Cookies are required for registering and posting. HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.