Andromeda galaxy

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Goran Strand
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Andromeda galaxy
Nov 1, 2008

This image was taken with my telescope, William Optics Megrez 72, and with a 0.8 field flattener. 17 stacked 120 sec. images giving a total of 34 minutes exposure at ISO 800 with my Nikon D300 DSLR.

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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 1, 2008

Supernice, I really appreciate your effort and skills. Congrats!
Some more astrophoto?
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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 1, 2008

Amazing! Thanks for sharing.
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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 1, 2008

Awesome! Can you give/show more details on your setup? I have a Celestron Nexstar 8 that I would like to use for astrophotography.

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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 1, 2008

even though I don't understand this astrophotography at all, I am always amazed at the images. Fantastic stuff, thanks!
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dewayne howse
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In reply to Janet Zinn, Nov 1, 2008

It is an amazing image of a place, that i would love to travel to, laughs. I am only speculating, and I feel this was a great use of the intervalometer built into the d300.

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Anthony Salinas
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In reply to dewayne howse, Nov 1, 2008

Awesome pic

What kind of timed remote did you use to get 120 exposure?

Can you post 1 of the 17 frames just to see the difference if not stacked?

thx

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Goran Strand
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In reply to Anthony Salinas, Nov 1, 2008

Anthony Salinas wrote:

Awesome pic

What kind of timed remote did you use to get 120 exposure?

Can you post 1 of the 17 frames just to see the difference if not
stacked?

thx

The timed remote I used is one of these:

http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/aputure-timer-remote-cord-for-nikon-d200-d300-d3-f6-r8c

This is a single 120 sec. exposure from the camera. JPEG totally untouched, no post processing done. The images that I stack are in raw 14-bit uncompressed format.

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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 1, 2008

Goran,

Great shot! M31 is one of my favorite deep-sky objects. I also like how well-defined M32 and M110 appear.

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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 1, 2008

Impressive.

I have often been tempted to get a Meade telescope when seeing those magnificent pics from the Hubble telescope. But then I realize that a Meade is no Hubble, and the atmospheric conditions here in Denmark will allow a good view at the sky only a few times a year (though that should not be very different from Sweden where you are based), and Denmark is so densely polulated that it's hard to find places without disturbing light from cities etc. (Sweden is very different on this point).

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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 2, 2008

Thanks, very nice work. That's not the typical telescope found under a Christmas tree, otherwise the results would be quite different. To think we're on a collision course with the Andromeda galaxy, good thing I'll be dead long before that happens - lol.
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Anthony Salinas
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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 2, 2008

Thanks, for showing a pre processed image. I have a stellarvue nighthawk and plan on hooking up my d300 at some point.

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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 3, 2008

Excellent astro-photograph. How was the scope mounted and how d did you track the image? Thanks.

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Goran Strand
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Leon Koller wrote:

Excellent astro-photograph. How was the scope mounted and how d did
you track the image? Thanks.

The scope was mounted on a regular photo tripod and tracking was done by a AstroTrac TT320.

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field scope?
In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 3, 2008

very nice. how well does this model perform as a field scope? i'm looking for a portable cross-over model for field & astro-photography...dav
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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 3, 2008

Nice to see astrophoto with D300, thanks for sharing.

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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 3, 2008

Needs horizon level correction.

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In reply to skyisfalling, Nov 3, 2008

Very nice work and very kewl...

Thank you for sharing

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great job! - nt
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In reply to Goran Strand, Nov 4, 2008

That is a great shot. How did you determine that you needed 17 120 second exposures?

Thanks,
Mark

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