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My first attempt at M42...

 
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Jan 19, 2018 17:05 |  #1

I have had a SkyWatcher Star Adventurer tracking mount for over a year... so far all I have is used it once or twice for moon shots as its really useful for keeping the moon in frame helping me have more time for my old eyes to get a decent focus and not having to reframe every couple of minutes...

Last night we had a fairly rare clear but not cold night for the time of year here in the UK so I decided to have a crack at actually using the thing for what it was designed for...

Using my 7D2, 100-400L MkII and a SkyTech CLS filter I managed to grab this...


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Ten 2 minute light frames, seven dark... stacked in DSS and processed in LR and PS... my PS astro editing skills are not the best at the moment as I more or less use LR for everything and I am sure that my image is not for the purists but its my first widefield astro image outside of the moon (which I do quite often) and the occasional Milkyway..

Hope you like it

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Jan 19, 2018 18:02 |  #2

Looks pretty darn good to me.


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Jan 19, 2018 18:08 |  #3

Awesome




  
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Jan 19, 2018 18:17 |  #4

Well done! Great job keeping the core.

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Jan 19, 2018 20:30 |  #5

Very cool


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Jan 19, 2018 23:05 |  #6

Very nice!


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Jan 20, 2018 02:37 |  #7

Look so nice :-)


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Jan 23, 2018 01:04 |  #8

i wish my first attempt was this good


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Feb 04, 2018 09:31 |  #9

basketballfreak6 wrote in post #18547029 (external link)
i wish my first attempt was this good

I'm hoping, rather naively I expect, to come close.
I've come back to a strong interest in capturing my own such images,
and so am reading up on various methods & gear for proper tracking.


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Feb 04, 2018 10:49 |  #10

Very Nice!


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Feb 04, 2018 15:06 |  #11

How dark are your skies? I guess it's another way of asking how good is that filter. In any case it looks awesome. congratulations




  
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Feb 04, 2018 16:15 |  #12

Luxx wrote in post #18556273 (external link)
How dark are your skies? I guess it's another way of asking how good is that filter. In any case it looks awesome. congratulations

Bortle class 5 where I am... I took the images for this in the parking area to the side of my house...

To give you an idea of how well the filter works this is the 'raw' image output from a 15sec exposure at ISO1600 of Orion without the filter


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Did a blog about it here...
http://www.tuffty.co.u​k …017/12/17/backy​ard-astro/ (external link)

The Orion Nebula is brightest part of his 'sword'...

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Feb 05, 2018 14:34 |  #13

Nice, much better than my first attempt, and my second....probably 3rd.


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Feb 15, 2018 15:35 |  #14

Wonderful image




  
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Feb 15, 2018 15:37 |  #15

SkyWatcher Star Adventurer tracking mount does it cope with your camera and lens setup ok?




  
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