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Jul 12, 2014 19:05 |  #1531

virginie24jb wrote in post #17020294 (external link)
Really nice! How do you manage to frame this shot? I have an app that tells me where those objects are but it must be pretty tricky to get them in the frame with a longer focal lenght...

Thanks very much! The framing was actually very easy, because the sky was so dark that the Andromeda Galaxy was clearly visible to the naked eye... so all I had to do was point the camera at it!

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Jul 12, 2014 19:22 |  #1532

S.R.M. wrote in post #17027659 (external link)
Thanks very much! The framing was actually very easy, because the sky was so dark that the Andromeda Galaxy was clearly visible to the naked eye... so all I had to do was point the camera at it!

Cheers,
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Stephen: I envy you....
Wish everyone would be cautious and careful to avoid light pollution. It will be law on day or more correctly One Night!

This one is from today early morning when Super Moon was at display:


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and the beautiful Seven Sisters dancing up there under Super bright Moon;


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Jul 13, 2014 17:52 |  #1533

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I want buy a telescope with medium price.
I'm waiting for your suggestions.

Thanks!

It helps if you put in an actual monetary value - medium price means a lot of different things to different people if you take into account everything from the cheapest toys and up to huge telescopes where even the mount can cost more than some people make in a year.


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Jul 13, 2014 20:31 |  #1534

Here is my first attempt to capture Andromeda galaxy after I finished to build barn door tracker. This is single 4 min 16 sec shot at 200mm F4 by 70-200 F4 mm zoom lens on 5D MarkIII camera. Little post processing in CaptureOne editor.


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Jul 15, 2014 16:21 |  #1535

Very nice. You started to bring out detail of M31's cloud, not washing out the core and yet BG is clearly jet black.
Do you think you can double the exposure time of single image with your DIY tracker?
Love what you did and if you have provided detail of DIY, could you leave a link.


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Jul 15, 2014 16:28 |  #1536

sabelio wrote in post #17029640 (external link)
I want buy a telescope with medium price.
I'm waiting for your suggestions.

Thanks!

Pick a Mount first, than a scope to go on it:cool: Most likely the scope will be one of the cheapest pcs of the puzzle


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Jul 15, 2014 18:56 |  #1537

sabelio wrote in post #17029640 (external link)
I want buy a telescope with medium price.
I'm waiting for your suggestions.

Thanks!

jsigone wrote in post #17034215 (external link)
Pick a Mount first, than a scope to go on it:cool: Most likely the scope will be one of the cheapest pcs of the puzzle


1- You have not defined what "Medium Price" means, in other word what is your budget?

2- You have not specified if you need the telescope for Observatory activities only or you need for Astrophotography.

In general, through very good and constructive discussion I had here on another thread, Your best all around, very well rounded telescope for the price is:

"Orion Sirius 8 EQ-G Reflector Telescope with GoTo Controller"

That is if you can spare about $470 every month, for the next three months and take this one home.

Off course anyone now can jump in and say something that would be mostly correct but just believe me when I tell you, that you can not have a better deal for something that meets all the worlds and one telescope that probably till the end you will be keeping in your home or taking with you to your desired location, being light and mobile enough with easy of set up. Simply you are going to keep this one, whatever else you add or subtract in the future.

BTW Meade has Sale ( I believe today is their last day of sale) for Schmidt-Cassegrain , high end (coma-free) Ritchey-Chrétien type of their entire line of telescopes, that are wonderful wonderful telescopes but need some knowledge of "How To" so I can't recommend as long as I don't know at what level you are right now.

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These telescopes come with everything a professional observer needs and all have GPS, a lot of sophisticated aligning and tracking features with even Talk back to you about heavenly body in display so you even get a free knowledgeable friend to talk to you in middle of dark night and throughout the night without feeling sleepy:)

Well let me know more about your specifications and I might be able to guide you better.


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Sep 25, 2014 11:59 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #1538

I finally managed a decent polar alignment last night.

6D, 400mm f/5.6L, 15sec x 158, 25 dark, 25 bias ISO6400. Tracked with a Skyview Pro mount and stacked in DSS, processed in Lightroom. Would have gotten more light frames but my lens started fogging up!


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Sep 25, 2014 22:45 |  #1539

Very nice R2
Will have to give M31 a shot tonight. Should be at an altitude I can see finally


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Sep 25, 2014 23:26 |  #1540

So much of detail in the cloud.
Well done and sorry to hear about the condensations. From now till then next summer, one must expect this. Also see if this tip helps you:
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Sep 25, 2014 23:29 |  #1541

Building myself a camera cooler :) Summer is coming


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Sep 28, 2014 09:43 as a reply to  @ Desertraptor's post |  #1542

I did some reprocessing and pulled a little more detail out. Also flipped it "right side up".

Can't wait for the next clear night!

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Sep 28, 2014 14:52 |  #1543

It was the right way up in the original post, if you are in the northern hemisphere.




  
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Sep 28, 2014 23:03 |  #1544

DamonR wrote in post #17182338 (external link)
It was the right way up in the original post, if you are in the northern hemisphere.

Correct! I meant to say it's more visually pleasing this way than before. At least to me.


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Sep 30, 2014 12:04 as a reply to  @ R2duBot's post |  #1545

M45, shot on Sunday. By the looks of it, my last clear night for a while...

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