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Skywatcher
27-09-2008, 01:15 PM
First was another go at Andromeda - getting better each time but still quite a long way to go. The black stripes are dust lanes in the galaxy (it is a spiral seen edge on) the blobs above and below are 2 more Galaxies. and again the awe from this is that the photons generated by the billions of suns in this thing left their stars 2.8 million years ago and ended up on the ccd in the back of my camera :D

5x 180s subs at ISO1600 f6 Skywatcher ed80 pro on a HEQ5synscan mount unguided- dark subtaction and offsets

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/Andomedaseptember26small.jpg

At about 1 am it was high overhead and just visible out of the corner of your eye as you looked up.


And this Nebula I have been after for a while and resembles a certain 80's video came star wacawacawaca

9x180s subs at iso1600

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/PacMansmall.jpg

ukwdwnut
27-09-2008, 01:18 PM
wow awesome photos chris as usual

Britchick
27-09-2008, 02:52 PM
cool!

keith
27-09-2008, 02:57 PM
and again the awe from this is that the photons generated by the billions of suns in this thing left their stars 2.8 million years ago and ended up on the ccd in the back of my camera :D


Just blows my mind it really does

Totally amazing photos

mumof2
27-09-2008, 04:14 PM
excellent!

Dorothy
27-09-2008, 04:14 PM
All I can say is WOW!!!!! I love these pictures Chris, I really do :yes:

josh.p.
27-09-2008, 08:48 PM
Stunning!

simonwebb74
27-09-2008, 09:13 PM
These are great, I only hope I can take photos like these one day!!

MystikPiglit
28-09-2008, 10:29 AM
and again the awe from this is that the photons generated by the billions of suns in this thing left their stars 2.8 million years ago and ended up on the ccd in the back of my camera :D

:p015:Amazing thought...

Excellent photos as always. :)

Tink
29-09-2008, 01:52 AM
How do you do that? How do you open the galaxies to us, reach into our very center brains and spark imagination and awe?

You, are a wizard.

Skywatcher
29-09-2008, 06:51 AM
hmm top one doesn't look so good on th emonitor at work - will have to owrk on that - thanks for the kind comments as always guys :D

lozzy
29-09-2008, 09:28 AM
WOW, WOW. thay are really great, I wish I could get photos like them, I managed to get a shot of Jupiter the other night but I have to use photoshop to change the exposure to be able to see it.

Skywatcher
29-09-2008, 06:22 PM
Reprocessed - quite a noisy picture really need to get a tracking setup so I can take longer exposures and drop the iso settings

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/newandroseptemberreprocessedsmall.jpg

BevW
30-09-2008, 01:15 AM
BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely beautiful.