Andromeda galaxy

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Goran Strand Regular Member • Posts: 160
Andromeda galaxy

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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andrzejmakal Senior Member • Posts: 1,811
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Supernice, I really appreciate your effort and skills. Congrats!
Some more astrophoto?
Regards
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N L Dukes Regular Member • Posts: 369
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Amazing! Thanks for sharing.
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Petefoto New Member • Posts: 13
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Awesome! Can you give/show more details on your setup? I have a Celestron Nexstar 8 that I would like to use for astrophotography.

Janet Zinn Veteran Member • Posts: 4,345
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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 Regular Member • Posts: 426
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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.

Anthony Salinas Forum Member • Posts: 56
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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

Goran Strand OP Regular Member • Posts: 160
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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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MiamiJorge Regular Member • Posts: 447
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Goran,

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

olstrup Senior Member • Posts: 2,353
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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).

DStan
DStan Forum Pro • Posts: 10,531
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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 Forum Member • Posts: 56
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Thanks, for showing a pre processed image. I have a stellarvue nighthawk and plan on hooking up my d300 at some point.

Leon Koller Junior Member • Posts: 44
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Excellent astro-photograph. How was the scope mounted and how d did you track the image? Thanks.

Goran Strand OP Regular Member • Posts: 160
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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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dannv Veteran Member • Posts: 3,416
field scope?

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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manel Contributing Member • Posts: 930
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Nice to see astrophoto with D300, thanks for sharing.

skyisfalling Regular Member • Posts: 451
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Needs horizon level correction.

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johnnygate Regular Member • Posts: 294
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Very nice work and very kewl...

Thank you for sharing

AndreaR6 Regular Member • Posts: 129
great job! - nt
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Bmark Senior Member • Posts: 1,455
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That is a great shot. How did you determine that you needed 17 120 second exposures?

Thanks,
Mark

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