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Max22

Struggling To Photograph Nebulas

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I am pretty new to astrophotography and I'm starting to get into photographing nebula's. I'm looking for some recommendations for the best magnification to photograph, say the Orion nebula. I am limited to a 102mm 660mm focal length telescope that is on a go to mount, but non equatorial. What would be the best way to photography this? Exposure length, magnification etc?

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Max,

we really need some details of the camera you want to use.....

 

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Max, upload a photo of your setup and some of us can suggest how you can start off. By the way, magnification does't really matter. You need to study about Field of View that you can get with your camera. I am assuming that you're referring to magnification thinking that you'll be using the eyepiece. For photographing things like Orion nebula you have to directly attach the DSLR with its lens removed directly to the telescope using an accessory called T-Ring, which will be available at your local astronomy shop or online order.

 

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You'll need a lot more than 50*10 exposures try at least 100*10. You'll enjoy the No EQ DSO Challenge thread search for Q200 that will find it.

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Thanks for the feedback, I'm using a Celestron 102slt and a Nikon d3200 with a T-Ring adapter. Took my first photo of the Horse Shoe Nebula last night.

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You'll pick up lots of ideas on that thread I mentioned and we are all using similar mounts.

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