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horsehead nebula by Ed-Head73 horsehead nebula by Ed-Head73
also took this shot in my garden in Chelmsford last year same night as m42. It's of B33 and NGC 2024 other wise known as the hosehead nebula and the flame nebula

. Camera: StarShoot DSCI

. Telescope: WO 66 APO

. Mount: Piggybacked on a Celestron 6" NGT
. Other equipment used:ALP filter, 0.5 focal Reducer, IR filter

Thanks for looking
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Bog17 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
This is fantastic! How long were the exposures?
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Ed-Head73 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry I forgot to put that info up!. 6x300, 1x500,
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Bog17 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Extremely long exposures! Were you looking through your eyepiece the whole time to manually adjust for periodic error? I just started astrophotography and find polar aligning and tracking to be extremely tough.
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Ed-Head73 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To get deep space shots, it’s all about what set up you have. The set up I have I would say to be the bear minimal to attempt it. In saying that It’s been a good few years since I’ve had a chance to attempt to take any shots again and I expect things have changed a lot. Without the auto- guiding and a good Polar alignment to start with, you will find it hard to do deep space. As for looking through the eyepiece, I could on Orion but not on this as is so faint you can’t see it. I had to align the scope to where the nebula would be, take a couple of minute shots to make sure I had the camera pointing in the right place and central. When I was happy I started with the longer exposures
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice :thumbsup:
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SofiaTheSuperPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Wow!
Wish I had a telescope like that..
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