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laser_jock99

How many galaxies with an 80mm lens?

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Just out of curiosity I pointed my camera in the general direction of the Coma Virgo galaxy cluster to see what an 80mm lens would pick up. With a 2 minute exposure I got 104 galaxies in one shot! I circled the galaxies in orange to aid the count- appologies in advance for the dust spot.

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Edited by laser_jock99

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Cruising this area in a big Dob can just make you laugh out loud. It's the cure for human vanity, for sure...

Well done.

Olly

Edited by ollypenrice

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Insanely cool isn't it? :) Olly, I guess by "big" you mean no less than 20" eh?

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Insanely cool isn't it? :) Olly, I guess by "big" you mean no less than 20" eh?

he'd probably go for 30"++, thihi :)

nah, just kidding :D

but i must say, it's a really stunning image :D i looked a bit closer on the galaxies though, and it seems they're quite hard to get any details out of, even though they're clearly visable with just an 80mm lens.

i remember i wanted to give this spot a try as well, but the view was blocked at that time. will absolutely give it another go.

what lens and settings did you use, btw? just out of curiosity

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Thats fantastic, I fancy a pop at that too. What did you have to do with the image after getting it off the camera? Thanks Sandra

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Thats fantastic, I fancy a pop at that too. What did you have to do with the image after getting it off the camera? Thanks Sandra

No processing done on this image- I just wanted to see what could be captured.

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No processing done on this image- I just wanted to see what could be captured.

It's really brilliant.

Did you have to go to a dark site to do it? How did you keep the original image nice and dark?

I end up with bright orange skies here :icon_salut:

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Did you have to go to a dark site to do it? How did you keep the original image nice and dark?

I end up with bright orange skies here :icon_salut:

The photo was taken from a dark site in Mid Wales.

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Ah right gotcha! Well you must be pretty blumming good to be able to identitfy that lot! Big up to ya!

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