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MartinB

Let's see your 1st DSOs

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made a thread before seeing this but this is my first with canon 30d w/ 70-200mm IS L lens and tripod. no scope

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Here's my first attempt at M42 though my AZ Synscan mounted Skymax 127 Maksutov.

30sec at 1600ISO using 1.25" T-adaptor direct into the back of the Mak.

Used Preview on my Mac to sharpen a little and improve saturation.

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Well done, it's a nice feeling when you bag that first image isn't it. Look forward to seeing more.

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First attempt without a telescope, followed on by another the following evening i believe. The second one i had around 32 pics which i then put into dss.

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My first deep sky photo, Orion Nebula, through an old canon 500mm f4.5 with 40d 2 mins at iso400 Jan 2011. I was so shocked that i had something when i looked at the display - magic!

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My first deep sky photo, Orion Nebula, through an old canon 500mm f4.5 with 40d 2 mins at iso400 Jan 2011. I was so shocked that i had something when i looked at the display - magic!

That look pretty good to me.

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Looks like lots of us were taking advantage of some clear skies to shoot M42 last night. Here's my first DSO. Nikon D40 prime focus on my C6-NGT, 30 sec exposure at 800 ISO. No image processing, just cropped a bit.

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Hello all.

I just posted these, my first long exposures taken last August, in a new thread so i thought i would post them in this thread as well.

We all start somewhere :).

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Hello all.

I just posted these, my first long exposures taken last August, in a new thread so i thought i would post them in this thread as well.

We all start somewhere :).

i like the m31, however you cropped out m32. :o

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i like the m31, however you cropped out m32. :)

No cropping was done to the images Tadakun. This is the full image that came out. A bit of processing was done in DSS to get the final images. A reducer is needed for the 200 methinks:).

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No cropping was done to the images Tadakun. This is the full image that came out. A bit of processing was done in DSS to get the final images. A reducer is needed for the 200 methinks:).

a darn haha I like the little companions of Andromeda:p

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Hi I've been lurking this forum on and off for about 6 years and have been into astronomy since I can remember. I finally bought a Cannon 1000D last month and attached it to my Skywatcher 127 az mount and got this image last night, I think its was about 5 30s subs? thats what there called, subs? I tried to processes it in photoshop using this guide below, but I probably made it worse :)

Astronomy Shed UK Astronomy Forum • View topic - Superb Processing Tutorial

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My first shots through a LX-Modded Webcam, cant seem to get the settings right after stacking in dss though :),

Orion m42 and half of the perseus double cluster

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Here's my obligatory M42 first DSO :)

Something went wrong with my flats, and light pollution was horrible.

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Had a 4" reflector for years. Wife bought me a Skywatcher 8" Dob for my birthday and here's one of my first shots of Orion. I was super excited to be able to capture any kind of an image.chrismills-albums-m42-picture9741-orion-nebula-first-try.html

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Come on all is there no new peeps that have done any ????

Just had a quick look and i have a couple of attempts at m42 but none finished yet between work and learning / reading as much as i can i aint finished either yet to any thing i'm happy with yet " i'm my own worst critic of my work and i need to happy with it "

Dan

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m42 is a popular target, their are some stunning images on this thread, well here is my attempt, taken last year, just a bit of dabbling with it, dont underestand all the prossesing stuff, but il get into it properly yet

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Right heres mu first attempt i processsed it today after been stacked a couple of wks ago lol not sure of the make up of stack but i think it was something like 60 ish x 20s subs and prob 40 x darks

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my only picture so far, taken with a 400D canon DSLR and a 300mm lense i dont yet have a scope so i put the camera on a static tripod and went for it

Can you tell what it is yet ???? :)

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