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Glad to be here (hello from Germany)

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Hey everyone,

 

my name is Mike, I'm 26 years old and I wanted to buy a telescope since I was in school.

A few months ago I finally purchased my very first telescope (Skywatcher 150/750 newtonian, eq3-2) and I wanted to be more active in this awesome community.

Here are my very first captures I made this year :)

 

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I'm looking forward to whatever is next and I hope to learn from more experienced people in this forum.

Cheers, Mike

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Welcome to SGL.  Wow those are amazingly good images from an EQ2-3.  I wonder what you could produce from an HEQ5?

Carole 

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Welcome! Very nice images, keep them coming. Enjoy your scope!

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Thank you Carole, thank you davhei. Maybe one day I will stock up my equipment. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford anything better at the moment.

These pictures were taken from my backyard, so I'm also interested in how much the quality will improve once I go out in a less light polluted area.

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      Hi Mike!

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Mike

Welcome from Land Down Under

Amazing pics using an EQ2-3

How many images you take to process, and what program you use to process

John

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Hi Mike, and a very warm welcome to the Lounge.

Cracking images :)

Steve

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Thank you all again!

John: For the orion nebula I took around 100 pictures and for the whirlpool galaxy around 200 pictures (30 second exposure each) and I used pixinsight for stacking and processing.

Not sure about the moon image anymore, but I used registax for stacking and processing.

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5 minutes ago, astro_log said:

Thank you all again!

John: For the orion nebula I took around 100 pictures and for the whirlpool galaxy around 200 pictures (30 second exposure each) and I used pixinsight for stacking and processing.

Not sure about the moon image anymore, but I used registax for stacking and processing.

Even though have to subscribe

Pixinsight seems to be number one choice for processing

John

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Welcome. Hope you have lots of fun. 🙂

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2 hours ago, cletrac1922 said:

Even though have to subscribe

Pixinsight seems to be number one choice for processing

John

Yes, it seems to work really good. I still have to learn a lot about this program, though.

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Hello and welcome to the community, very nice image's, see you around the forums.

Clear Sky's.

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Welcome to SGL, Best of Luck with your new telescope and Clear Skies of course...

                             Freddie.

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Hi Mike,

I am just north of Stuttgart, so it is nice to know there are others from Germany here!  I enjoyed your image of the moon.  I recently bought a nice moon filter for my scope, so I will see how my images compare to yours.  I like the spiral galaxy also, that is a wonderful image.  Best,

Chris Raabe

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