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.
Supernice, I really appreciate your effort and skills. Congrats!
Some more astrophoto?
even though I don't understand this astrophotography at all, I am always amazed at the images. Fantastic stuff, thanks!
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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 wrote:
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
The timed remote I used is one of these:
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.
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).
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.
In the spirit of Occam’s Razor one should embrace the less complicated formulation or simply put, less is more.
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.
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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That is a great shot. How did you determine that you needed 17 120 second exposures?