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Bodi

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  1. absolutely outstanding - great work - will put this into my "to do" and "to learn" list Wolfgang
  2. I took quite a long time, but I found enough time this weekend to do 2 testshots on NGC 7000 and the Veil Nebula with the following equipment: mount: Astrotrac Camera: modded 450D with Astronomik CLS Clip-Filter - set to ISO 1600 Lens: Nikon Ed 2.8 / 180mm, stopped down to 4.0 - which was a lucky, pretty cheap purchase on ebay Unfortunately the CLS Clip-Filter i have is not the CCD-type with built-in IR-Block, I think, the CCD-type will lead to better results, as the normal CLS is more suitable for an unmodded EOS. As I had some trouble with humidity, I frequently had to use my wifes hairdryer to keep condensations away from the lens - exposure time therefore was short. NGC 7000: exposed 24 x 60 sec Veil-Nebula exposed 22 x 90 sec hope you like the pics and comments are very welcome have always clear skies Wolfgang Southern Germany - Lake of Constance
  3. Hello together, between passing by clouds, I got the chance to image 1515 yesterday morning. Images taken with Baader AstroSolar film ND 5.0 - Astronomik IIc Red - TIS DMK21AU618 - TOA 130S f=1000mm - 2x Barlow Hope you like them, kind regards Wolfgang
  4. Hi all, As Venustransit was clouded out here in Southern Germany, I anyway try to keep on imaging the sun in white light. Shot´s taken with my TOA 130S - DMK21au618 - Astronomik Red - Baader Astrosolar visual Hope you like them. kind regards, Wolfgang
  5. Hi all, It´s always good to test new fields of imaging in advance - especially when such a rare event is coming. So I purchased a Baader AstroSolar foil (visual type) and crafted a holder from cardboard matching the dewshield of my TOA 130S. Imaging was done with the TIS DMK21AU618, at direct focus of f=1000mm and also using a 2x Barlow. Testing LRGB filters too, I got best results using the R-filter - compared to the L one. Results are from 2012.05.28, I stacked the 250 best frames out of approx. 1500 using Registax 6.0. Gradient curve was very slightly corrected with PS3. Now I`m daily observing the weatherforecast for Southern Germany and at the moment the chance for rain is at 20% for the 06. June not too bad at all !!! see ya and clear skies to all of you for best viewing and observing of the Venus transit. Wolfgang comments are very appreciated
  6. Testing my Astrotrac I was able to capture Rosette nebula together with the more tiny Sh2-280 & Sh2-282 Equipment used: Canon EOS 450Da - CLS clip filter - ISO 800 - 16 x 2min Canon EF L 4.0/70-200mm @ 110mm Happy Easter and always clear skies Wolfgang
  7. Today we unfortunately have rain in Southern Germany, but yesterday we had the chance to take a few shots of this absolutely nice approach. I have loaded my Astrotrac with: EOS 450Da @ ISO 400 NikonED 2,8/180mm lens @ 4.0 4 x 10sec Hope you like it see ya, Wolfgang
  8. Hi Phillip great start and welcome. to give you an idea what region you have taken, I have added nearly the same region (Carina region), taken with a modded EOS 450D from Namibia. kind regards Wolfgang
  9. Took this shot already in October 2011, taken also with the same equipment as my recent widefield posts. The location was again in the Austrian Alpes, "Bieler Höhe" at the Lake of Silvretta, elevation 2000m. EOS 450Da (modded) - ISO 400 - Zeiss 1,7/50mm at f2.8 - 10x180sec. Unfortunately the Veil was cut partly by the border of the frame - have to adjust in the next try Hope you like it clear skies Wolfgang
  10. absolutely super, will keep your idea in mind and give it a try too Wolfgang
  11. Hi together, Another widefield, also with EOS 450D modded, ISO 400, Zeiss Planar T* 1,7/50mm at f2.8 - 7 x 180s exposed and stacked. More exposures would have been better - but a tree in front started to cover M45 Location: Bieler Höhe in the Austrian Alpes at an elevation of 2000m I think, this is a pretty pair, just matching well into the field of view of the lens. always clear skies, Wolfgang
  12. The shots are taken with my Astrotrac - I forgott to mention. For those short focal length, it is working very fine, if you have done your polar alignment well :-)) and possibly (not tested myself yet) it may be used up to 200mm and 5min exposures.... Anyway, 90 sec is not a along exposure, and so easier to handle and it´s important to take a lot of single frames and then stack them. see ya and thanks a lot for your comments. Wolfgang
  13. Here´s a mosaic of 2 shots of the Orion region, taken with EOS 450D modded, ISO 800 and using a Zeiss Planar T* 1,7/50mm lens, stopped down to f2.8. No darks, no flats. Unfortunately incoming mists and high humidity caused a lot of problems, as can be seen at Rigel and Beteigeuze, anyway for my first try on Barnard´s Loop, I´m quite happy. Every shot is a stack of 12x90sec, oriented that way, that Barnard´s Loop was recorded in every part of the 2 shots (one right handed, one left handed) and so finally the Loop got 24x90sec of exposure. The Rosette Nebula also comes out pretty bright, and even tiny Sh2-280 just below is also visible. I hope you like it too. always clear skies, Wolfgang
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