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Good DSLR targets for a beginner tonight? (U.K.)


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Hi. It's clear tonight where I am and should be for the next few hours.

I was wondering what you might advise as a nice target for someone with a star adventurer and DSLR with 200mm lens?

A while ago I was able to get a half decent image of Orion Nebula, it could be greatly improved on and it's visible tonight so that's one option.

Another option is the 7 Sisters, also really obvious in the sky tonight, but not that interesting from an aesthetic perspective perhaps.

I'd love to have a go at Andromeda but even with sky map and stellarium I can't seem to spot it.

Any other nice photogenic targets I could shoot for tonight? Just finished my darks so I'm ready to go

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Horsehead Nebula ... Flame Nebula ...... Witches Head Nebula ............ all in Orion.... First two close by the left hand belt star Alnitak ....... and last  one close to Rigel ... bottom right star in orion .. this is the one I am trying for as we speak.

 

 

 

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54 minutes ago, shropshire lad said:

Horsehead Nebula ... Flame Nebula ...... Witches Head Nebula ............ all in Orion.... First two close by the left hand belt star Alnitak ....... and last  one close to Rigel ... bottom right star in orion .. this is the one I am trying for as we speak.

 

 

 

Thank you. Just brought the rig back indoors after 40x 120 min Orion Nebula. Decided to try to get a better result than last time when I made loads of errors like not makign sure the camera battery was fully charged! LOL

Now for the stacking and processing!

Good luck with WHN

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11 hours ago, StarGazer100 said:

Thank you. Just brought the rig back indoors after 40x 120 min Orion Nebula. Decided to try to get a better result than last time when I made loads of errors like not makign sure the camera battery was fully charged! LOL

Now for the stacking and processing!

Good luck with WHN

Tried WHN but no joy ... too much light pollution  alas.

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Unfortunately the Moon is a bit bright at the moment, but if you want to have a go, the Rosette Nebula, and depending on your FOV you might be able to fit the Cone Nebula in too.  

Horsehead nebula?

I think the Witch head might be too much of a challenge with the bright Moon. 

California Nebula, might be a possibility though it may be too far over now. 

Carole  

 

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I would image DSOs which aren't close to the Moon. I'm imaging the Soul Nebula at the moment as it's on the other side of the Sky from the Moon, although I don't think I'd bother if I didn't have my L-eNhance filter.

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