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About AlwaysGoodskies

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  1. Thanks! I just downloaded the program startrails; will have to try this one again!
  2. gotta love the swan! nice to get it all in one frame!
  3. Hullo, I took this 90 sec exp (no guiding) from a fairly dark site, with one porchlight providing the foreground illumination. I think it makes the tree look almost surreal. Havent posted in a while so i thought what the heck.
  4. Not to sound sarcastic, but really the best thing to do is take drive outside the city. find a nice rural hilltop. espically if it is for an event like the perseids. just my 2cents worth
  5. quite an awsome image to be sure. makes the fuzzy image seen through an 8 in dob seem like a ghost. !!
  6. Very nice indeed. by poor mans photo shop do you mean gimp?
  7. I used the entry level canon 55-250mm lens. IS is probably the culprit. never even thought of it. what exactly is mirror lockup? Thanks!
  8. Thanks Star Gazer. the problem is not with the focus i think, but with the alignment. I have since this attempt tried to use more subs, but when i got 20 90Second subs and stacked them in Deep Sky Stacker, i got little ninja star like stars!! my RA motor is fine i think, but i do not have a polar scope or guide scope. this may be normal cause i am not shooting through a telescope; just a 250mm lens. any suggestions to get my PA more accurate w/o any computer or guide scope? it is very frustrating to get so close by so far.... thank you to all ye who respond!
  9. These are my first real attempts at the Orion Nebula and Roestte nebula. single 2 minute exposures at 250mm on my DSLR. I used my new EQ mount with a RA motor. A bit of processing with Gimp, not too good at it... What do you all think?
  10. Yes the camera has liveview. however the subject is usually too dim to show up. i just take lots of smaller exposures until it looks right then do a long one. it works somewhat well.
  11. I just bought a EQ mount with a RA motor for my DSLR and after figuring out how to use it (a dob only guy up till now..) i took these pics. not too great but im psyched! I attached a small refractor to it today so I am hoping to do better tonight! The focus is so hard to nail down, any suggestions?
  12. Amazing images! what program did you use to stack them? did u use a tracking mount? this is the kind of image i have been trying to capture. so neat
  13. As Orion pursues them across the sky, you imaged them fleeing! so great an image!
  14. rivals m42 in the ability to mezmerize for hours on end!
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