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Showing content with the highest reputation since 29/10/19 in Image Comments

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    Great image. Funny I’ve just literally tried using TDNAI too and it does work surprisingly well, I tried it on one of clavius too.
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    Great Set of Images! Looks like you've got your own Solar System. Regards from George in a wet and stormy Lowestoft.
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    Nice job, George. Love the composition. That is very artistic and dramatic
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    Looks like clouds to me!
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    I did see the beautiful conjunction of the moon, Saturn and Jupiter. I got a picture that I haven't uploaded yet. Mars, though, has been getting most of my attention these past few months, lol. Looking forward to "seeing" more of your images, George. All the best, Reggie
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    Where's the Earth gone?
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    Welcome back both of you. Tim
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    Very nice, not overcooked! The stars are nice and tight too
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    M33 Triangulum Galaxy Sky-Watcher Mercury 70/500 AZ3canon 1100Diso 3200exposure 1h 13min in total , 1.3sec per frame
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    The link is not to a 2" to 1.25" but to a T-2 mount camera body (no lens) / t ring / t mount - inserted into the telescope focuser as you may not be using the diagonal you may need a 2" long extension tube to use instead of it Before buying anything I would read up more on using a camera with your Evo 90mm
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    No it's not modded as i want to be able to use it for regular photography as well. To attach camera to scope i'm using T-ring + T-2 to 1,25 adapter: https://www.ieskaties.lv/telescopes/accessories/for-astro-photography/celestron-canon-eos-t-ring https://www.ieskaties.lv/telescopes/accessories/adapters/omegon-t-2-to-1.25-adapter As I don't have tracking mount , I have to take a lot of short exposures with ISO 3200 , with ISO 1600 deep sky stacker often can't see enough stars to stack. And with my scope (500mm focus) I have to take 1.3sec exposures maximum to avoid star trails. It's my first camera so not sure how it compares to others. Modding it is relatively easy - I saw a youtube video with this exact camera modding, so you just have to search for it and then its perfect step by step guide. I think i would have to upgrade my rig quite a bit to say that camera is the factor that limits the result i can get. Its max ISO is 6400 but it feels very noisy to try to use it for astrophotography. But if you have tracking mount these wont be issues you'll be dealing with.
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    Two nights of Jupiter, sadly Io most of the time was in front or behind the planet, thus invisible.
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    Super nice shot and what a great location!
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    Lovely shot. In terms of rarity, I liken it to photographing the Loch Ness Monster when a Unicorn gets in the way !!. I have a similar shot (Friday 10th July??) from Yorkshire but the comet was hidden by that right hand edge of the NLC.
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    Comet NEOWISE - Canon 600d DSLR- EF 90-300mm at approx f=300 mm - 10 sec at ISO1600. 3:00am BST getting light - Dawn approaching.
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    Well it has been cloudy, raining and windy for most of the week. Metcheck said cloudy for last night but 'whoopy do' it was wrong! I had spent several hours capturing Jupiter and Saturn with my ETX90Ra on a star adventurer - much to Mrs Hawksmoor's annoyance. Having finally got two big planets on one small chip, I looked at my watch and it was just after 2:00 am BST, so thought " I wonder if Comet NEOWISE is high enough to see"? - It was!!! Tremendous comet!! - best since Hale Bopp for my money. Took this image with my Canon 600d DSLR and the standard 18-55mm EFS lens at f=18mm ISO1600 mounted on a photo tripod by the road in front of my house. I awoke my partner to have a look -she loves a comet in the early hours of the morning.
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    Weather has prevented me from seeing Comet NEOWISE but the clouds parted sufficient for me to witness this pretty conjunction of the Full Moon, Saturn and Jupiter with it's Galilean Moons spread out two per side. The image is a cropped composite of several RAW images at two separate focal lengths and exposure durations to accommodate the large dynamic range. Canon 600d DSLR. The captures were from a bedroom window. Mrs Hawksmoor wont let me cut the bamboo growing in our backyard. With no changes to our patio planting, we may either have Jack the Giant Slayer or a Giant Panda as an uninvited house guest.
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    Love this! What a dramatic image! Thanks for sharing.
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    Dumbell - barely visible, but there is definitely something there Also bright summer sky doesn't help. Sky-Watcher Mercury 70/500 AZ310mm eyepiecehuawey honor 8A phoneiso 3200exposure 8sec manually guided
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    Thank you very much for your kind comment. I did not set out to image the Moon. I was setting up to image Venus and noticed the Moon much lower down and just above the false horizon created by the kitchen extension roof. It was so beautiful I decided to capture a composite image. I never think you can do justice to the quality of light and colour when you capture the Moon in twilight. But I keep trying! George
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    Amazing image wayne, this is a hard object to get dark areas to show. as orion is getting low in the sky, good image.
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    That is a beautiful image, I love the colour balance you have; it looks so natural. Jim
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    Great image, you did really well hand held.
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    Nice conjunction took this quick handheld snap with my Canon 600D at about f=300mm. Can never really do these beautiful conjunctions justice. Just goes to show what a fabulous bit of kit the eyeball brain combo is!
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    Wow--this is nice. It looks like it would look through the worlds best eyepiece. It may not be the most detailed image, but it evokes all the details. Quite amazing.
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    You have picked up a few galaxies as well. That must be taken with a fair focal length to get that lovely detail on the nebula. Pure LRGB or NB ??
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    Beautiful photo. I think I may have to look into AP
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    The above image created from the SDO 'Sun Today' (composite 171,211 and 304 angstrom filters) Credit for base data "Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams." I really like this image as it appears to show Mercury within the corona.
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    "One of these is very large and a long way away, the other is much smaller but nearby" "No I'm still not getting it Ted" Composite of two images at different exposures to accommodate the wide dynamic range of luminosity of the two bodies. Canon 600D Canon camera with an EOS 90-300mm. telephoto lens at f=300mm. on a fixed tripod.
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    There are some critics of the 294 camera but I love mine and your image just goes to show what can be done with it.
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    I think this one and the Triffid Nebula are my favourite shots from 5 years of astrophotography M31 is quite a tricky one to get right and it took a lot of effort to finally capture the data I needed to draw out all the detail. Not just that but the learning curve required to get the processing methods was a good 3 years work so don't be disappointed if you try and it just comes out all wrong keep on going and you will get it right remember, no pain no gain in this game.
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    This is one of my favourite pictures from your collection Mark. Fantastic Veil. Love the 'pixie dust' at the end of the broom : )
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