My very first attempts at astrophotography
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15-04-2015, 11:08 PM
RE: My very first attempts at astrophotography
(24-02-2015 07:39 PM)Shadow Fox Wrote:  I dont see anything, just thumbnails of a file.

Also, what equiptment do you use for that? I always assumed that only telescopes in outerspace could take pictures of things like that. What are you using?

Telescopes in space can, and take much better photos. But there is a lot we can see here on earth as well.

I use a 72mm Astrotech refractor telescope with a field flattener, a tracking mount (with a guided monochrome camera so my laptop can track stars), and a baader modified Canon T1i camera.

The result is that it lets me take lots of long exposures, and then you are able to stack the data. Think of it like a pixel puzzle piece. You take one photo that perhaps has some good detail, maybe missing some data in a few places. You take another photo, and perhaps it lacks data the other photo had, but makes up for it in another place. You keep taking photos, photo after photo, and eventually you have a pattern of photos that have a consistency of data that allows detail of an object.

You stack said photos and processing software will basically fill in the detail that is averaged and added from the photos. You can then subtract dead pixels from them using some basic dark/flat photo algorithms the processing software has, and you are left with a linear photo that can be edited for curves, colors, detail etc.

Your eyes would never see these things, but with a good telescope, clear enough optics, and long enough exposures with a camera, you'd be amazed what you can see.

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19-07-2015, 02:35 AM
RE: My very first attempts at astrophotography
Took more photos tonight. My girlfriend and I took turns taking photos and then I processed them. Messier 81 and 82. Also known as Bode's galaxy.
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20-09-2015, 01:46 PM
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More pics from a session from last night because pew pew lasers.

M13 globular
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M31 Andromeda
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M33 Triangulum galaxy
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20-09-2015, 02:23 PM
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All sorts of good stuff Logisch. Nice work. Wink

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20-09-2015, 02:23 PM
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(20-09-2015 02:23 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  All sorts of good stuff Logisch. Nice work. Wink

Thank you Smile

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20-09-2015, 02:48 PM
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Awesome work! What telescope are you using?

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20-09-2015, 03:17 PM
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wow! Looking great, I want to attempt galaxies next. Heart Andromeda!!! Heart
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20-09-2015, 04:11 PM
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(20-09-2015 02:48 PM)Octapulse Wrote:  Awesome work! What telescope are you using?

Astrotech 72mm Doublet Refractor

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20-09-2015, 04:12 PM
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(20-09-2015 03:17 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  wow! Looking great, I want to attempt galaxies next. Heart Andromeda!!! Heart

Thanks LadyJane! I hope all is going well for you. I say go for it! Andromeda is a fun object.

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20-09-2015, 05:21 PM
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Wow these take my breath away. Thanks for sharing more!

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