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3 From last night 2 nebulas and a Galaxy ( plus a hubble comparison lol )

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Jul 25, 2009.

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    A beautiful night but a frustrating one as for some reason my sensor on my DSLR seems to be becoming very noisy maybe I'm pushing it too hard

    Anyway - the Butterfly nebula around Sadr in Cygnus
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    The Andromeda Galaxy - again more noisy than I would like but better than last year at this height
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    And the image that started me getting excited about photographing the heavens was this - the Pillars of creation in the Eagle nebula - each column a light year high with a star being produced at the very tip

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    This had been my intended target all night but unfortunately it lies to the south of the house where I have trees and at the moment the nebula was between them we had a cloud drift by - so instead of the usual 30 frames I had 3 and to cap it all I used the wrong ISO setting so this has been heavily processed - but if you look in the middle you can just make out the tiny columns that Hubble showed so well
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    Stunning, Chris!

    Absolutely, mind bogglingly, beautiful!

    And glad to see you having the time to be back to doing some of the things you enjoy! :yes:

    Tom :)macwave:... still grappling with this really big universe stuff.)
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    I just run out of superlatives to describe your images Chris. Just completely amazing
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    Wow they are amazing i had to call hilda in to come and have a look as well
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    awesome photos as usual chris...WOW!!!

    do you have to play with your images to get all the colours?
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    Thanks chaps. No the colours are all there
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    wow

    keep em coming i just luv your pix chris :)

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