Adventures in space photography volume 2: M42 revisited!

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I said I would try again to get a better picture of M42 and last night I did it!

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90 second exposure instead of the previous 5 seconds. Full set of calibration images.

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That is pretty danged sweet. Tastes so nice, getting something you've chased. Nice. Don't quit showing us.

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Eris!!!! That is beautiful!! I m love the sharp edge of the dust cloud on the left. And you pretty much resolve the Trapezium ( theta Ori).

You gonna try M1? The Pleiades would be cool too, particularly if you can see the reflection nebulosity.

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I don't know what to try next. Pleiades is certainly an option, but it is setting early these days, so the window of opportunity each night is getting smaller, and the skies are cloudy more often than not around here.
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Hmm. Maybe a nice globular cluster?


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This is related to this thread in that it's an amateur astronomy photog phan. Pretty cool as well, Saturn rising over the moon.



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Aw, that's a sweet video!

My first "photo" through my telescope was actually a video of the Moon as well, though not at the super high resolution of the one above. Turn the volume down as it is just the wind on the microphone.

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Wow!

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That is great, Eris!
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Wow that's an awesome photo!

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yes, very awesome.
kind of boring for a video but every once in a while you can see the atmosphere ripple.

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That's really neat ! With all our day to day problems, we're still just a tiny planet in the universe.
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lurker wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:17 am
yes, very awesome.
kind of boring for a video but every once in a while you can see the atmosphere ripple.
Oh. I thought I'd had too much beer.

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Oh. I thought I'd had too much beer.
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Ripple in still water,
when there is no pebble tossed,
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Good one. Here’s another:

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Yeah, the video is boring, which is why I never posted it when I first made it. That was mostly just seeing if I could actually do it. But it is a nice high magnification view, though.
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Eris wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:25 pm
Yeah, the video is boring, which is why I never posted it when I first made it. That was mostly just seeing if I could actually do it. But it is a nice high magnification view, though.
I thought it was peaceful and serene, actually. Thanks for the post!
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