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Image of Messier 45

  1. Oct 13, 2013 #1
    Here's an image of Messier 45 from Oct 6th/2013.
     

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  3. Oct 13, 2013 #2
    very nice ^...equipment?
     
  4. Oct 13, 2013 #3

    Drakkith

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    Nice! A little more exposure time should really bring out that dust.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2013 #4
    Thank you...yes I forgot that. Astro-tech 6" newt, Canon 550d, tracked on a HEQ-5, used backyardEOS on laptop for cam control, 100 secs, ISO 1600, single raw image, processed in paint shop pro.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2013 #5
    thanks Drak!
     
  7. Oct 13, 2013 #6

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    Oh wow. Yeah, you've only got about a minute and a half of exposure time. Get a good hour or so and you'll be amazed at the difference.
     
  8. Oct 13, 2013 #7
    I have an SSAG auto-guider cam I bought used. I'm just waiting to buy the right smaller guide scope for it.

    Then I can go to town :)
     
  9. Oct 13, 2013 #8

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    You don't need to autoguide, though it makes things easier. You can take multiple short exposures and stack them together.
     
  10. Oct 13, 2013 #9
    Yes I understand that , but I have had trouble with dss , I actually shot five of these at 50 or 60 seconds. Then a coupleat a 100 secs.I may buy aip4win this winter
     
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