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Andyfx

What can you do with a 30 second sub?

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These are quite impressive for such short exposures. Technology we could only have dreamed of years ago!

I couldn't quite believe it considering it was the first time I had used it. It was literally after 10 minutes of setting it up with the software and aligning the scope and I got that M33 image!

I wish I knew how to stop that irritating halo that seems to appear :(

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This is actually my first and only astropic ever..

This was taken in a whiter than white zone, Celestron 8SE, Canon 600D unmoded, unguided, unprocessed, 20sec @ ISO 800...

That's brilliant for your first image - well done :)
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I wish I knew how to stop that irritating halo that seems to appear :(

Looks like some sort of vignetting effect. By taking some 'flat' images you may be able eliminate some of this.

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Here's mine;

Un modded 1000D ISO 800 & unguided 30 second exposure using my 200P & NEQ6 Pro.

M13

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Same settings apply with this single sub M57

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Same again on Mizar

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My first Orion with the same settings;

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Looks like some sort of vignetting effect. By taking some 'flat' images you may be able eliminate some of this.

I'll certainly have a go at that then. I will take some darks and flats next time. Many thanks :)

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Am really glad i posted this thread and that people are still finding it interesting or useful. Think it's nice that it might help someone choose some new kit, and give an idea what it might be able to deliver for them. Nothing worse than wanting to try out imaging and having a bit of money to spend, but no idea what scope or mount might be best.

Maybe some of these quick and dirty images might inspire a few people, and help them out too.

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Excellent start :) There's more to be got out of your M42 image too :) Well done :

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Here is a single unprocessed and uncropped shot of the Orion Nebula I took on a moonless night in La Palma (Canary Islands) in March. I was at approximately 500 mt above sea level, I've never seen a sky so dark.

Here are the technical details:

Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Exposure 30 Seconds, ISO 1600

Scope: Takahashi FS-60CB

Mount: Teegul Sky Patrol III

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Giorgio

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