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davefrance last won the day on October 9 2017

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About davefrance

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    Astro-photography, terrestrial photography, nature.
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    SW France, Quercynoise "dark skies" triangle
  1. davefrance

    20 minute Andromeda Galaxy

    Was supposed to be at least one hour but the battery in my camera gave up after 20 minutes Canon 80D + ED80 40 x 30 secs ISO1600
  2. davefrance

    M15 globular cluster wide field

    Hopefully there is no true black in there. None shown on histogram. I always find it difficult to decide how dark the sky should be, I think we always perceive it to be darker than it is in reality.
  3. Canon 80D + ED80 99 x 30 secs @ ISO1600 stitched in DSS
  4. davefrance

    M45 11th October 2017

    Mine too
  5. davefrance

    M45 11th October 2017

    Thanks Alan, I try
  6. davefrance

    M45 11th October 2017

    Thanks all.
  7. davefrance

    First DSLR image

    Great first image well done.
  8. davefrance

    M45 11th October 2017

    Canon 80D + ED80 63 x 30 secs @ ISO1600
  9. Shame, I've got a spare chainsaw you can borrow
  10. Startrail 15 x 2 minute exposures ISO1600 Canon 80D + ED80 According to Stellarium it was about 250,000 km from earth at the time of this startrail. 2 single 10 second exposures @ ISO16000 (yes 16000) Canon 80D + ED80
  11. davefrance

    M31 10th October 2017

    No, I find 30 secs is good for the nucleus. It is difficult to strike a balance between core and outer regions. I find I can do more with DXO than trying to modify in DSS but that may be because I understand the former better. I think the more frames you take the better the outer regions will be, I took 99 but for some reason DSS chose to stack only 55.
  12. davefrance

    M31 10th October 2017

    At last a night with few clouds. 55 x 30 secs ISO1600 stacked in DSS - Canon 80D + ED80
  13. Great explanation thanks. No. 4 seems to fit in well with the slow movement.

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