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Boxing day piccies with my new toys..

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Dec 27, 2008.

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    Horsehead and Rosette from boxing day night - 2 hours worth of data for the Horsey and 1 for the Rosette

    Me likey my new toys

    The horse is a dark cloud that you can only see because it is lit from behind by the red curtain of nebula

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    wow absolutely incredible!!!!
     
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    Well cool!
     
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    That is sooooo cool!
     
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    thanks for sharing very nice :)
     
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    great pix chris

    so what are your new toys?
     
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    Wow.....
     
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    this is all to do with the guiding setup I put a thread on last week Mick - means I can effectively take 10 -20 minute exposures whereas with the setup I was using before I could only manage 2-3 minutes - that means I can use lower ISO's which means less noise and more signal - The Rosette nebula on the bottom was a nebula I could not have taken a picture of at all unless I had the guide setup.
     
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    ahhhhh right gotya


    saw that thread so cant wait to see more pix :)
     
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    you might have to I'm soooooooooo sleepy now started at 10 and finished at 4am
     
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    anytime you post them chris is good go get some shuteye mate
     
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    Wow Chris, they are amazing!! Loving the horsey!
     
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    I took photos on Boxing Day too in my parent's back garden. I took shots of Orion, the big saucepan and the big W shape. They were really bright in the sky but just came out as black sky on my camera. :(
     
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    i thought it looked like a horse! incredible :yes:
     
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    Wow those are amazing really sharp and easy to see
     
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    Those are awesome pics Chris! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks for those amazing photos! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks chaps - I am dead pleased to be taking pics like this at last - problem is it will never be 'good enough' just like any photography
     
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    I know that feeling
     
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    snap !
     

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