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M42 Orion Nebula with 400mm f5.6L lens

 
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Nov 13, 2012 12:14 |  #16

Earthlander wrote in post #15240562 (external link)
How do you gets such sharp focus using a camera lens? I am only able to get near perfect focus using trial and error and this takes some time as well. Any help would be appreciated. Outstanding photo by the way!

I use live view on a bright star. I also use a bahtinov mask. This 400mm lens is very fussy with focus and it moves a little so it needs rechecking a few times in the night.


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Dec 10, 2012 00:31 |  #17

An update on this one. More data added. 21x10min subs more

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Dec 10, 2012 08:35 |  #18

megrac wrote in post #15347645 (external link)
An update on this one. More data added. 21x10min subs more

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WOW , just can't get much better than that ! I looked at the largest resolution and that Trapizum is fantastic and detailed to the core of the 4 little stars . Boy i'd love to see a more higher resolution on that trap section ! Also you're pulling out alot of drk neb in areas in the out skirt , FANTASTIC !!




  
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Dec 10, 2012 08:44 as a reply to  @ Celestron's post |  #19

Very nice!


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Dec 10, 2012 08:57 as a reply to  @ Acamacho's post |  #20

Simply gorgeous...Well done!


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Dec 10, 2012 14:29 |  #21

thats a top image of m45 megrac...and looks a good lens to


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Dec 10, 2012 14:55 |  #22

Thats so annoyinlgy good!!!!


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Dec 10, 2012 16:32 |  #23

ady.space wrote in post #15349766 (external link)
thats a top image of m45 megrac...and looks a good lens to

M42




  
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Dec 10, 2012 21:20 |  #24

That is spectacular! Did you use a tracking head for this? I really want to do astrophotography but I just don't know where to start, particuarly on an empty budget


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Dec 10, 2012 22:33 |  #25

bethsian91 wrote in post #15351288 (external link)
That is spectacular! Did you use a tracking head for this? I really want to do astrophotography but I just don't know where to start, particuarly on an empty budget

I use a celestron cge mount that is auto guided.


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Dec 11, 2012 04:25 |  #26

Megabucks, but for a mega shot. Awesome photo... the best I've seen on here, I think!


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Dec 11, 2012 11:37 |  #27

Well done Sir :-) that is truly a Spectacular image :-)

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Dec 11, 2012 12:32 |  #28

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Megabucks, but for a mega shot. Awesome photo... the best I've seen on here, I think!

It's not too bad, I picked the mount up second hand for what a new 7d costs. It's the new ccd camera that I've just ordered that hurts :mad:


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Dec 11, 2012 13:04 as a reply to  @ megrac's post |  #29

Fantastic image, time well spent.

Did you have to crop the image at all with using the 400mm lens?


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Dec 11, 2012 14:52 |  #30

Only a few mm off the edges. I wouldn't call it cropped.


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