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Astrophotography with a modified 40D

 
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Jan 31, 2008 22:33 as a reply to  @ post 4826814 |  #16

Amazing photos! I'm awestruck. I need to get around to buying myself a good telescope.


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Jan 31, 2008 23:19 |  #17

those are absolutely stunning


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Feb 03, 2008 00:32 |  #18

OMG...its stunning..you photographs and your setup....just WOW!!


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Feb 03, 2008 13:19 |  #19

HighLife wrote in post #4840387 (external link)
OMG...its stunning..you photographs and your setup....just WOW!!

I agree! ;)


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Feb 03, 2008 13:20 |  #20

Very nice Bob ! Thanks for sharing !




  
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Feb 05, 2008 03:10 |  #21

Yel00tlr wrote in post #4824356 (external link)
Very nice pictures..... what is your average exposure times on your pict's ?

When shooting from my observatory I usually shoot 4 minute subs. I recently bought a piece of property in Massachusettes in the Berkshires that offers MUCH MUCH darker skies. I shoot 10 minute subs when I'm there. I like to stack from 2-6 hours worth of images.

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Feb 05, 2008 03:11 |  #22

Nighthound wrote in post #4826606 (external link)
Great work Bob. I envy your observatory. Traveling to dark skies to set up gets tiring. Still worth the effort though.

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Your shots are some of the best I have seen with a DSLR also. I have always liked your work. Good to see you here.

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Feb 05, 2008 03:16 |  #23

gary88 wrote in post #4827209 (external link)
Amazing photos! I'm awestruck. I need to get around to buying myself a good telescope.

In reality the mount you use is more important than the scope. I would rank the order of importance as far as quality goes from top to bottom as Mount, Camera and than scope.

If you ask most people who image using a scope they'll to you they would rather image with a $5000 mount and a $500 camera than the other way around.

All told I have about $15000 invested in this "Hobby" Lol. You CAN do it for less it just takes more time and patience.

Thanks to everyone else for your comments. :)

These are 2 more I just took on Saturday night of this past week. The first one is NGC1499 and the second is called the "Leo Triplett"

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Feb 05, 2008 07:51 |  #24

I am speechless... and that doesn't happen often!
Wow!!


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Feb 05, 2008 23:59 |  #25

filmgirlie wrote in post #4855215 (external link)
I am speechless... and that doesn't happen often!
Wow!!

Me leaving a girl speechless happens less than that so THANKS! Lol. Glad you liked them :D

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Feb 06, 2008 01:02 |  #26

*Hauls out Trashbin*
*Throws scope, camera, hopes etc into it*

Well... Those sure are some moderately nice pictures. I'm glad I don't try things like that.

*sulks off*

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Feb 06, 2008 02:36 |  #27

I think I recognize this "stargazr" from another board...

Nice shots, very nice. Those shots look pretty wide-field, but not 66mm wide. What scope(s) did you use? And you SURE didn't use the 66 on the Leo triplets! :)




  
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Feb 06, 2008 02:38 |  #28

DragonSpeed wrote in post #4861482 (external link)
*Hauls out Trashbin*
*Throws scope, camera, hopes etc into it*

Well... Those sure are some moderately nice pictures. I'm glad I don't try things like that.

*sulks off*

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Feb 06, 2008 06:05 |  #29

Alnitak wrote in post #4861679 (external link)
I think I recognize this "stargazr" from another board...

Nice shots, very nice. Those shots look pretty wide-field, but not 66mm wide. What scope(s) did you use? And you SURE didn't use the 66 on the Leo triplets! :)

Intes MN74. It's a 7" f/4 Maksutov Newtonian. Fl is 720mm. The 66 throws down an amazingly wide field with the 40D. I'm waiting for a field flattener/reducer for that which will allow me to go REALLY wide :)

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Feb 06, 2008 06:15 |  #30

AMAZING work......thanks for sharing!


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