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12-05-2012, 12:24 PM
Taken with a modified Canon 20d and shot through an ED80 scope.
1 hour and 35 minutes of exposure time @ ISO 400.
I've enlarged this crop of the galaxy by 200% to show the detail better.
Imagine how much better it would look if I had a larger scope. :)
I'm now up to 3hrs and 35 minutes of data, in using 5 minute subs. :)
There's a lot of detail in there really JJJ. You'd have to be happy with that. So nice to have clear skies finally.
12-05-2012, 01:07 PM
Wow that's a beauty.
Impressive for an 80mm scope.
12-05-2012, 01:36 PM
oh wow nettie thats amazing for 80mm
a 1 hour and 35 minute exposure seems an impossible amount of time to expose with no movement to me
12-05-2012, 02:29 PM
Looking good JJJ. Are we counting sleeps until astrofest yet?
12-05-2012, 02:31 PM
Better than my 8inch shot!
12-05-2012, 08:32 PM
Pat, I was taking 5 minute subs. :)
12-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Very nice view JJ. I would like to see a wider field to include the other close by galaxy.
12-05-2012, 09:39 PM
Nice one JJJ - you really are squeezing that 80mm to death. I'd like to see the wider image though.
12-05-2012, 11:03 PM
I do have a wider view of this one. But have added a couple of extra hours of data to the image so a complete repro is in order. :)
13-05-2012, 12:13 AM
I'm just in awe - ignore me.....
13-05-2012, 12:16 AM
awww Jen. thanks.
13-05-2012, 12:51 AM
I must say I really like the wider field, nice frame and perspective on this one!
13-05-2012, 01:04 AM
Great stuff, JJJ!
13-05-2012, 01:51 AM
Wow. Really getting some data there!
13-05-2012, 11:12 AM
That's a real good image there hey :) What happened to your big scope ? I thought u had one ?
13-05-2012, 05:07 PM
Marcus, I've had 3 8" imaging scopes, but for various reasons have moved them on.
I'm seriously considering buying another RC8 though. I never got the chance to give my old one a good work out.
13-05-2012, 05:10 PM
Really like the wider field image JJJ. Nice small galaxies in the background
13-05-2012, 05:26 PM
Thanks Allan. Really looking forward to catching up with you soon. :)
13-05-2012, 06:18 PM
That wide field is wonderful JJ, to see NGC 4945 and its surrounds. Thanks. All the best.
13-05-2012, 07:09 PM
Nice one JJJ. It's a good shot for a small scope.
13-05-2012, 08:07 PM
"Pat, I was taking 5 minute subs."
ha ha nettie it just shows how green i am!
a lifetimes worth to go yet....... what a hoot!
13-05-2012, 08:47 PM
Enjoy the learning curve. :D It's never ending.
16-05-2012, 03:03 PM
Nice one JJJ, I agree with the other comments, a remarkable result for a rather small lens and a DSLR, impressive :thumbsup:
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