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Hi guys

As some of you helped me a lot with advice on equipment I wanted to share my first picture of Andromeda galaxy to see what people think. It's not guided so it was with 5 minute subs and 1 dark. 

Let me know your thoughts. 

http://www.astrobin.com/full/271950/0/?nc=user

A couple more added

http://www.astrobin.com/full/273168/0/

http://www.astrobin.com/full/273160/0/

 

Gerry

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Good grief.  You've got to have a huge smile on your face after taking that image.  It's fantastic.

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2 hours ago, iwols said:

superb is that modded

No not modded the camera I mean. The picture I processed in Lightroom. 

Yes definitly a big smile! It was 35 minutes of exposure. No guiding. 

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15 hours ago, cjdawson said:

Good grief.  You've got to have a huge smile on your face after taking that image.  It's fantastic.

Im so far tried 7 minute subs no guiding but if you look closely the stars are a tiny bit mishapened but I get it on the shorter exposures too. Maybe I'll check the collimation next time plus the baader coma corrector which I haven't measured from the camera sensor. 

Still learning 

 

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On 12/11/2016 at 21:31, Gerry Casa Christiana said:

As some of you helped me a lot with advice on equipment I wanted to share my first picture of Andromeda galaxy to see what people think. It's not guided so it was with 5 minute subs and 1 dark. 

First thougts? That's so much better than anything I've ever managed! Must have a crack with the 130PDS - if I can get half as good as that I'll be well chuffed.

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19 hours ago, billyharris72 said:

First thougts? That's so much better than anything I've ever managed! Must have a crack with the 130PDS - if I can get half as good as that I'll be well chuffed.

Maybe it's more to do with good skies. We live in Italy in the hills. 

Thanks for the compliment. I'm not happy with the stars though but I have a coma corrector but it could be the collimation being out because it happened on the shorter exposures too. 

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19 hours ago, Astrosurf said:

Cracking image! 5 Mins unguided?! :shocked: Excellent.

Alexxx

Sorry It was 7 minutes unguided but 35 minutes of exposure. No Autoguider yet but I'm interested to see how long I can go without. 

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