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Newbie Hello from Austin, Texas

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Hi, I am a newbie to astrophotography.  I have a DSLR, and had done a few night sky shots, and decided to take advantage of a post Christmas sales and purchased a Sky-Watcher Tracker. Left the house at 2:45am last Saturday in search of the Quadrantid Meteor showers. I was quite disappointed as I was expecting approximately 20-60 per hour. From my vantage point I only saw 8 in a 2 1/2 hour period, and half of those were either out of my camera's field of view, or while I was setting up. I did however manage to catch a few and made my first attempt with photo stacking and blending. I really struggled with the foreground, but did learn a lot about PS, so as an exercise, however poorly the end product turned out, it was a worthwhile venture. I am looking forward to the coming year to try a few more astrophotography shoots.

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Hi Todd, welcome to SGL :smile:

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Hi Todd, welcome to SGL. 

I lived and worked in Austin back in the 1980's.  I was there for a visit a couple of years ago and was shocked at how much bigger and busier it had become.  Still a lovely place to live though.

Mike

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Welcome. Hope the AP works well for you. 🙂

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Hi Todd, welcome to this very friendly and knowledgeable site.

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Hello Tod, and welcome to SGL, see you around the forums.

Clear Sky's.

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Hello Todd, welcome,

I'm am a visual observer, but there is a wealth of knowledge from fellow AP's here if you ever need help.

Nice pic you took of the Meteor showers.

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