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First Pic with NEW Scope - 20 day old Moon

 
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Feb 23, 2011 18:44 |  #1

Heya fellow POTN'ers ... been researching and following astro-threads on here for the past 14 months or so, been bugging lots of people, asking lots of questions and going in circles ... so firstly, special thanks to all who have helped out!

Been shooting with my standard gear, wide and zoom lenses on a tripod for a while and finally bit the bullet and invested in an 80mm refractor and HEQ5 Pro, absolutley fantastic bit of kit!!!

Ofcourse ... not so many clear nights with my new (and first!) scope setup/cloud magnet, so shooting the moon in the meantime.

This is my first photograph, taken this morning about 640am, using my Orion ED 80T CF, prime focus, mount used just as a tripod as it was already daylight when I got outside, focus was tricky with the scope pointing straight up and didn't bother connecting my laptop for PC Live View so just winged the focus with the camera's own Live View standing on my head, minimal RAW conversion PP done, C&C very much welcomed:

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Kind Regards,
Daniel

p.s. Can't wait to try this at night time on the next clear skies we get!!!

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SteveInNZ
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Feb 23, 2011 20:14 |  #2

Way to go Daniel. Congratulations.

Steve.


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Feb 23, 2011 21:19 |  #3

Very nice for your first moon image . Lot better than any of my moons for sure !.




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Feb 24, 2011 09:12 |  #4

Very nice image!


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Feb 24, 2011 19:03 |  #5

Thanks guys ... though, I've realised I was a little mis-leading. It's not my first EVER moon pic, but my first photo using my brand new, first ever, telescope ... just wish my parents had gotten me one when I was a kid .. all these year's I've been missing out on the night sky!

How's the PP on this though, I see a lot of people boosting contrast a fair bit more than I have ... jsut didn't want to go too far. Recently starting reading up on 'Image Sharpening', haven't done any on this yet.

As mentioned, I've spent the last year or so reading up on astro-stuff, and trying my hand at astrophotography, started stacking very short subs but now that I have a mount I'm good to go for long exposure shots!!!

- dSc


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mjcarson
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Feb 24, 2011 20:38 as a reply to legoman_iac's post |  #6

Grats on the shot and mostly on the new scope! Good luck with you AP, and look forward to seeing more shots.


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Mar 02, 2011 22:33 |  #7

nice




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Mar 03, 2011 13:14 |  #8

wow, this is great


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