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    #41
    Beautiful shots SD!

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      #42
      Originally posted by Lazy8s View Post
      Beautiful shots SD!
      Thanks, Lazy8s. It looked OK. But I decided to get into photoshop today and play around with the levels to pull out more details. I like this one better:

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        #43
        just wow. What a difference

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          #44
          Originally posted by Lazy8s View Post
          just wow. What a difference
          Somewhere in between the two is probably the best image. The last one is a little overdone and unnatural. But I liked it because of all the details it highlighted. It’s amazing that all that light is up there each night. We just need better eyes to see it. That’s just a single exposure too. Pros will take like 50 shots and stack them all together to get one image that removes the noise. There is always distortion shooting through the atmosphere. Stacking images can combine the best of all into one near perfect shot. But, it can take hours of shooting and a lot more processing work. I am still having a hard enough time getting one shot looking right…

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            #45
            Originally posted by SD-[Inc] View Post
            Somewhere in between the two is probably the best image. The last one is a little overdone and unnatural. But I liked it because of all the details it highlighted. It’s amazing that all that light is up there each night. We just need better eyes to see it. That’s just a single exposure too. Pros will take like 50 shots and stack them all together to get one image that removes the noise. There is always distortion shooting through the atmosphere. Stacking images can combine the best of all into one near perfect shot. But, it can take hours of shooting and a lot more processing work. I am still having a hard enough time getting one shot looking right…
            Logical said something to me in the other photo thread about “You’re telling your own story” and it made perfect sense. Since then, I’ll take tips and learn, but in the end what looks closest to what I want to see and convey is it.

            I think you’re doing an amazing job, and if the photo looks best to you processed as is, it’s a winner

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              #46
              I picked up this little guy to go with my camera:



              It’s a small telescope designed for astrophotography. I went out this week and gave it an attempt on my first deep sky image. Here is what I got:



              I learned a lot and the little scope can do much better than this image next time. But pretty exciting result even though I did a quite a few things wrong. Definitely hope to post an even improved image soon!

              Here are some things I am working on to improve next time:

              1) Andromeda was too low in the sky so distortion was high
              2) I wasn’t aggressive enough on exposure and lost details
              3) When I finally got the image lined up, I forget to double check alignment of my tracker and I must of knocked it off a bit.
              4) I ran out of time. I noobed around so long I didn’t get to take enough images to get the best quality. Need to get out there before dark to fumble around more next time.

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                #47
                I remember almost getting into astrophotography in the early 2000's. It was soooo expensive. lol I started with a 10" Meade LX200 but never ended up with the photography equipment.

                It has come and long, long, ways since then.
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                  #48
                  Originally posted by SD-[Inc] View Post
                  I picked up this little guy to go with my camera:



                  It’s a small telescope designed for astrophotography. I went out this week and gave it an attempt on my first deep sky image. Here is what I got:



                  I learned a lot and the little scope can do much better than this image next time. But pretty exciting result even though I did a quite a few things wrong. Definitely hope to post an even improved image soon!

                  Here are some things I am working on to improve next time:

                  1) Andromeda was too low in the sky so distortion was high
                  2) I wasn’t aggressive enough on exposure and lost details
                  3) When I finally got the image lined up, I forget to double check alignment of my tracker and I must of knocked it off a bit.
                  4) I ran out of time. I noobed around so long I didn’t get to take enough images to get the best quality. Need to get out there before dark to fumble around more next time.

                  did you ever get the ASIAir? just curious if it worked or not. And yeah I wanted to get a redcat too but I don't think I have the time to stay out all night to try it, plus I don't have a tracker either. What tracker did you end up getting?
                  "I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it."

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                    #49
                    Originally posted by CyanBlues View Post
                    did you ever get the ASIAir? just curious if it worked or not. And yeah I wanted to get a redcat too but I don't think I have the time to stay out all night to try it, plus I don't have a tracker either. What tracker did you end up getting?
                    XMAS present this year = ASIAir + Tracking scope/camera + Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi Mount. It’s a pretty cheap upgrade to everything I got. I am learning tons with the little setup I have now. So no hurry to upgrade yet. Santa will probably have good timing on this upgrade.

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                      #50
                      Took another crack at Andromeda and this one came out better. I am still having tracking issues. You can see it when you zoom in and my stars are not round Getting better though. This time I was able to stack 35 frames to eliminate some noise and show more details:


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                        #51
                        Youtube is teaching me more and more photoshop tricks. Below is the exact same image after some more rounds with photoshop. Getting there....


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                          #52
                          Not sure if anyone is looking at these. But I am really proud of this one. Orion and Horsehead Nebula. (You may have to zoom in close to see the horsehead on the lower left). The colors came out really nice in this one:


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                            #53
                            Originally posted by SD-[Inc] View Post
                            Not sure if anyone is looking at these. But I am really proud of this one. Orion and Horsehead Nebula. (You may have to zoom in close to see the horsehead on the lower left). The colors came out really nice in this one:


                            nice man, that's a pretty awesome shot. have you tried that redcat with regular photography, I heard its pretty good with regular photography too.
                            "I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it."

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                              #54
                              No. It sure could be nice. Although not sure how well it manages depth of field given the fixed aperture. Could be nice for shots of birds and such.

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                                #55
                                https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/gr...t/11039033002/

                                A rare green comet, last seen in Earth’s skies 50,000 years ago, is revisiting our solar system and may become visible to the naked eye within the next few weeks.​

                                So any of you astro dudes plan on getting pics of this in about 1/2 a month?

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                                  #56
                                  No comet. But I did get this pretty image of Pleiades:

                                  tE2xSUu.jpg

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                                    #57
                                    Originally posted by dodger View Post
                                    https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/gr...t/11039033002/

                                    A rare green comet, last seen in Earth’s skies 50,000 years ago, is revisiting our solar system and may become visible to the naked eye within the next few weeks.​

                                    So any of you astro dudes plan on getting pics of this in about 1/2 a month?
                                    too cold for me to drive up north and peak display is when the moon is out so not gonna bother
                                    "I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it."

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