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TheDadure

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  1. TheDadure

    DSOs with my telephoto lens

    Thanks for advice!!! clear skies
  2. Hi everybody, My school starts in 2 days so i don't think i will have as much time for astrophotography,as i had on holidays. I improved my processing and bought myself tracker(skywatcher SA) and 300mm f4.5 old russian telephoto lens 3 months ago,and i was very happy how my images turned out,but still think i could improve them somehow. So if you have any ideas and tips to give me,feel free to do so. Here are photos i took in last 3 months in chronological order i already posted this image,i think iso was 1600,30s and f4.5 around 20-30 lights,10 darks and bias frames(if i remember well) photo was taken from red zone balcony with bad polar allignment next was andromeda,again iso 1600,30s,f4.5 20 lights,8 darks and bias image taken from backyard in yellow zone pollar allignment was better but i didn't have shutter release for longer exposures i wasn't pleased with this shot,orion was low in the sky so conditions weren't the best iso 1600,30s,f4.5 15 lights,7 darks and bias backyard in orange zone pollar allignment was pretty good but temperature was -13(in celsius) and my tracker just stopped tracking well so i didn't take any more shots these shots were taken yesterday from orange zone iso 1600,1 minute exposures,f4.5 polar allignment was perfect,i could do 3 minutes without guiding with no trails(lens is pretty heavy) but longer exposures were totally yellow 30 lights,5 darks and 10 bias orion was high in the sky,temperature was -4 and i am pretty happy how it turned out gear isn't the best but it is lightweight and that means a lot to me because a lot of those images were taken 2 km away from my apartment and i have to go on foot i started processing in dss and than in lightroom,but in last shots instead of lightroom i used pixinsight for more natural ones and photoshop for the saturated one. camera isn't astro modified(eos 1300d) lens is tair 300mm f4,5 that's it,sorry for the long post ps i think i need darker skies and more total exposure time to kill the noise
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    First deep sky image

    Thanks for advice,i am definitely going to try drift alligning and taking flats and dark flats.
  4. This is the first time i imaged deep sky object,actually i did some imagging but it was only wide field. I took this picture from my balcony in city,i couldn't polar allign so i just pointed my skywatcher star adventurer north and set it to 45 degreees on polaris(polaris is not visible because my balcony is oriented to east) camera was canon 1300d(not modified) lens tair 3 300mm,wide open at f4.5 iso was 1600 and exposure time was 30s it was not guided and 20 lights,10 darks and 12 bias frames were used. stacked in deep sky stacker and processed in lightroom. i think it is a bit too overprocessed in lightroom(it was because i needed to remove all the light pollution) and that f4.5 shows a bit chromatic aberration and stars too big,but i will do better next time. Except everything i just said do you guys have any recommedations to add. My next targets are probably going to be m31 and m42,but i will picture them from a darker site ps. it was pretty cloudy so i didn't have enough time and some frames stacked had clouds in it so i think that had impact on ifnal image,moon was just below horizon
  5. TheDadure

    Should i buy 200mm or 300mm lens?

    Thanks man i think i will buy 200 for start and maybe later something better or bigger. clear skies
  6. TheDadure

    Should i buy 200mm or 300mm lens?

    Thank for your advice guys i really appreciate it. Just if someone can tell me which lens is better overall(in terms of optics) it would be great.
  7. TheDadure

    Should i buy 200mm or 300mm lens?

    Thanks man, i will consider your lens too,and thanks for advice on objects. Will m57 will be any visible with these lenses and what do you think about sigma 70-300mm apo lens?
  8. Hi guys, This christmas i planned to buy a portable and not that expensive tracker for my dslr,and after some research i found sky watcher star adventurer(big version,not mini) is available in my country,so i don't need to order it on amazon. I am not exactly new in astronomy nor astrophotography,i have 8 inch dobsonian and canon EOS 1300d(t6) with kit lens and 50mm f1.8 and i took some milky way and andromeda shots on a tripod but they were not that good because of low focal lenght and short exposures. I am pretty tight on budget so if i buy star adventurer i have 200 bucks left.I looked online and found that tair 3 300mm f4.5 and SMC takumar 200mm f4 are pretty good and cheap so they fit in my budget when i add the cost of shipping .I also found some zoom lenses which i taught were good,but on some other forums they say the zoom lenses are bad for astrophotography unles they are 600$ or more. So what do you guys think is tracker good enough,should i buy 200mm lens or 300mm lens considering my crop sensor,which one is better for astrophotography(they are pretty much the same price) and which one will better fit my setup. I decided to buy star adventurer because it is portable,for the same price i could buy neq3(motorized) but it is too heavy for me and my friend to bring it outside the city where we take pictures(we don't have a car and have only a moped). I should also point that maybe,but just maybe i will sometimes in the future buy a small apo refractor , so can it be mounted on star adventurer? I am going to take pictures of nebulas,galaxies,comets... with this lens and maybe just for fun some small nebulas like m57. Considering everything i wrote,what lens do you thinks is better for me,i dont really need something for wide field for that i have other 2 lenses.It is pretty hard desicion,300mm has better focal lenght but it is heavier and i do not know how long my exposures will be with it. I looked everywhere but could not find good answers for my questions. That'it guys,sorry if i the post was too long or my english is bad(it is not my first language). Clear skies!!!
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