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Aug 21, 2007 17:09 |  #1

This is The Heart Nebula taken with my Takahashi Sky 90 and 20D. This is a very large nebula, this is almost a full fame at 407 mm FL. At just over 3 hours and 20 minutes of exposure time some of the fainter details are starting to appear. Ideally I'd like to get between 4 and 5 hours this year if the weather permits.

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Aug 21, 2007 17:14 |  #2

WOW....very nice.


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Aug 21, 2007 18:06 |  #3

Thanks!

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Aug 21, 2007 19:08 |  #4

Absolutely unreal. Looks as good as something Hubble would have taken. Beautiful.




  
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Aug 21, 2007 20:23 |  #5

Amazing! It is absolutely beautiful!


  
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Aug 21, 2007 21:07 |  #6

Thanks jm and Erik, much appreciated.

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Aug 21, 2007 21:09 |  #7

Beautiful shot Steve. How do you get the 20D shutter to stay open that long? Use a toothpick? :lol:

I'd think the battery would die first.


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Aug 21, 2007 21:36 |  #8

canonloader wrote in post #3771408 (external link)
Beautiful shot Steve. How do you get the 20D shutter to stay open that long? Use a toothpick? :lol:

I'd think the battery would die first.

Thanks Mitch, I use a shutter release cable but my exposures are only between 3 and 5 minutes. I combine multiple exposures in a special software program to give me the total time as in this case, 3 hrs, 20 min. In below feezing temps I go through over 3 batteries between sun down and sun up. That's with consecutive shooting and regular LCD previewing.

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Aug 21, 2007 21:49 |  #9

Hey Hound, can you give me some more info on your set-up? Maybe some links on the specific gear? Great shot!! Thanks.


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Hey Hound, can you give me some more info on your set-up? Maybe some links on the specific gear? Great shot!! Thanks.

Here are some shots of my latest set up. I use these 2 scopes individually as well. Check out Oceanside Photo and Telescope(OPT) online. Great place to purchase and they have a very knowledeable staff.

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I power the mount with a Marine deep cycle battery. I also power the dew control straps(not shown) that wrap the tubes to keep the optics above dew point.Hope this helps.

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Aug 21, 2007 23:33 as a reply to  @ Nighthound's post |  #11

That is way cool! Thanks Hound! Another thing to add to "my list"!


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Aug 22, 2007 03:02 |  #12

that is way too cool




  
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Aug 22, 2007 06:25 |  #13

Wow! This photo is amazing. You got me on my knees!


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Aug 22, 2007 08:36 |  #14

Great shot Steve ! I haven't seen this one of yours before :o ! Glad you posted it .




  
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Aug 24, 2007 09:07 as a reply to  @ Celestron's post |  #15

This is just amazing. thumbs up!

Is there a detailed step by step on how to take such images.
This is using image stacking, correct?
I don't have a telescope or a finder/tracker.


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