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Need A Recommendation On A Subject For First Attempt At "Deep" Sky Stacking with a 135mm

 
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Jan 11, 2018 10:06 |  #1

Hi all:

I would like to try my hand at a deep-sky image using a stacking technique to avoid noise (I don't have a tracker and likely will not get one - for now :lol:)

My longest lens is the Zeiss 2/135 APO (on a D810).

I think I have a handle on the technique, but now need a subject!

I am located in South Florida, will be traveling to a dark sky location and hope to shoot anytime before midnight this weekend (the moon, already a waning crescent, will be setting at around 4 PM, so I'll essentially have new moon conditions).

Any suggestions are appreciated.


Josh
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Jan 17, 2018 12:03 |  #2

Look at post#9 and try Orion-M42/M31-Andromeda
http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?p=9​896616

1 of a few specific threads from above
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=933132


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spooky ­ action
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Jan 17, 2018 16:26 as a reply to mtbdudex's post |  #3

Thanks! Andromeda and M31 look like good targets, and with that lens at 36mp I should be able to get a pretty detailed crop, too.

I did drive out Sunday night to one of my dark spots, but I brought the family this time as my 7 yo daughter is getting interested in constellations. Alas, didn't have time to shoot, but at least I have some subjects for my next outing.

Thanks again.


Josh
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Jan 17, 2018 16:57 |  #4

The Orion complex (Horse Head & M42) is a great target, with a lot of dynamic range, so can be a challenge without doing two sets of exposures (without blowing the core of M42).

Rosette Nebula is also a good one.

You could try and get all 3 if you have enough time. I'd put 2 hours into Horsehead & Rosette alone.

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