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quantum64

First time trying deep sky imaging!

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My mom happened to be out visiting and she has a DSLR. I see all the beautiful pictures that people on this forum take, so I figured it would be fun trying.

I strapped the Cannon Rebel to my scope with my wife's hair tie, and I was literally stunned with the results! I just used the GoTo to track. They still don't compare to most on this forum, but I was happy to get anything.

Equipment:

Skyview Pro 8 EQ w/ GoTo

Cannon Eos Rebel Xti (unfortunately I can't keep this)

Hair tie

Here is the full set I uploaded. Astrophotography - Kyle Williams

This is a preview. :)

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That's superb for a first dso shot :)

I can even see the running man neb in there - you're a natural :)

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Well done, Kyle, that's an impressive start! Great that you've got the running man nebula as well, I've been after it for ages and you've got it plus orion in your first shot!

Edited by Luke

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Very good indeed.. what settings did you use?

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I think this should almost be in the DIY section lol... That is a great first attempt... I should say that i think what you did was a silly idea, AP is an addictuion, and when you get your first hit of it you are hooked. It is going to be a down hill slop from now on, say bye bye to your money lol.

Big thumbs up to the shot though :)

Keiran

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That is unbelievable. Given that this is taken using a hastily set up imaging rig using a hair tie it's definitely pic of the week for me. Amazing!

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Great shot!!!! It looks really good, please give us more detail... is it a single shot, if don't, how much were there... etc!

Cheers for your first succesfully intent!!

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really really good for a first DSLR image. And with a hair tie too... Now why did I buy all these expensive adaptors? :)

And now you're hooked and WILL want your own EOS.. :)

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thats a super first go....a slight colour adjustment in adding a fraction red and removing blue will show up some more of the faint detailed areas...it could do with a bit of a gradient removal but im sure you get the idea

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Edited by peter shah

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That is a stunning shot - well done!

Can we have details of the hair tie? - I think this must be crucial!!

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thats a super first go....a slight colour adjustment in adding a fraction red and removing blue will show up some more of the faint detailed areas...it could do with a bit of a gradient removal but im sure you get the idea

Thanks Peter! Would love some tips on how you did that. Looks great.

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Now if that doesn't spur you on to do some more, I don't know what will. Lovely job.

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