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Peco4321

Orion Nebula, last year and last week.

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I remember being over the moon with my Orion Nebula last year, since then I've added dual motors and I suppose I've improved my processing so here's another then and now image. 

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Hi, i also have a similar image and was impressed with my first attempt. having upgraded some equipment i am looking to also improve same image.if it comes out as well as your's has i will be happy.well done.very nice.

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Very nice. A great way to show how much you have improved.

My first attempt at AP was Orion. And yeah, similar to yours then. Now, with better equipment and a much better understanding of AP and how to image Orion. The transformation is amazing. I posted my new image yesterday on here. Its in my galery. :) 

Thanks for sharing.

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Very nicely done! Everything is obviously working very well.

I too have an image similar to your first. However, since we moved last August I have hardly been out and what I did do was a total waste of time. I hope to change that real soon.

 

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Amazing progress*.  The first one is beautiful in its own right, it has a vintage feel, like it belongs in an old hardback book that smells of yellowing paper and cracking glue on a weakened spine (My Burnham's handbooks come to mind).  The one below, well that belongs in a glossy modern publication.  

*As I state regularly when loitering the imaging sections, I am visual only and know nothing about this stuff, so please excuse me.  I respect the technical heartache and pain you poor people put yourselves through. 

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49 minutes ago, deepind said:

Hi..how to get this type of image? What device and software used?

Hi. I have a skywatcher 150p on eq3-2 mount with dual motors. I have a polar scope now so I can get more accurate alignment. I attach my canon 1100d at prime focus, use a bathinov mask to get as sharp focus as possible on a bright star then go the object I'm after. Setting on the camera were ISO 800 and I have magic lantern on the camera so I can set exposures of any length. I chose 60 sec as trailing starts above that. 

I left it going for an hour or so, then took darks and bias frames, stacked them in DSS and processed in Gimp. All free downloads , I am from Yorkshire!!  

Hope that helps. 

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thanks for reply..

i have celestron 130eq and nikon d3200 ...but couldn't capture like this ...I don know how to target star with coordinates ...can u tell how to point to that particular object by using RA and other coordinates..still i couldn't locate Andromeda galaxy!!! plz help..thanks

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If you already have binoculars then I'd spend a little time learning bits of the night sky both those targets mentioned can be seen in binoculars.

If you want ra dec cordinates then could put stellarium on your pc.

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hi thanks for reply,

i hv tht software and i know whereit is in sky but could not locate exact location as i dont know which coordinates i have to see and set in scope...

ra-00h43.7m,dec 41degree 22...how to set this in telescope?

 

11 minutes ago, happy-kat said:

If you already have binoculars then I'd spend a little time learning bits of the night sky both those targets mentioned can be seen in binoculars.

If you want ra dec cordinates then could put stellarium on your pc.

 

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I think it would be easier to learn to star hop and just know a rough visual naked eye way around the sky

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On 30-11-2017 at 22:00, jabeoo1 said:

Amazing progress*.  The first one is beautiful in its own right, it has a vintage feel, like it belongs in an old hardback book that smells of yellowing paper and cracking glue on a weakened spine (My Burnham's handbooks come to mind).  The one below, well that belongs in a glossy modern publication.  

*As I state regularly when loitering the imaging sections, I am visual only and know nothing about this stuff, so please excuse me.  I respect the technical heartache and pain you poor people put yourselves through

Yes, you have to be a bit masochistic when starting out with AP... but the rewards...

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The second image is a huge improvement. The next step with M42 is really quite a small one, involving short subs just for the Trapezium region. You might even get away with a soft stretch of the data you already have. I don't know GIMP but it is layers based so you might be able to adapt this Photoshop tutorial by Jerry Lodigruss. http://www.astropix.com/html/j_digit/laymask.html

Nothing is as satisfying, on this wonderful target, as blending different sub lengths to cover the huge dynamic range of the Great Nebula.

Olly

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