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Old 17-03-2011, 02:51 PM
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What to image? Taking your suggestions ...

Hi folks,

I'm new to this caper but keen to try things out at least once. So ... I would love some suggestions on interesting wide-field views to image as a beginner which aren't M42. I'm after some variety so I can get a feel for the different objects out there.

Here's my set-up:
Stellarvue 105 f/6.3 APO Triplet
Canon 450D
EQ6 Pro mount
No filters (yet)

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Af
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Old 17-03-2011, 04:10 PM
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Phew....there's a lot of targets....Eta Carina, Omega Centauri, Tarantula Neb', any of the galaxies in Virgo, Leo etc etc, Rosette Neb', Cone Neb', Barnard's Loop, IC434 and the Horsehead/Flame neb's, any one of a number of open clusters like M45, M44 etc etc, the list is almost endless
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Old 17-03-2011, 04:41 PM
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Thanks Carl.

I'm keen to try a variety of things so that quick list already gives me something to start on. Will post some pics once I get them going.
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The Leo Triplet is a great target!!
I never tire of them.
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Old 17-03-2011, 05:20 PM
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Hmmm, possible to capture the Leo Triplet in a 105mm Triplet?
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Sure can, it's perfect!
And the galaxies are bright enough to see in the finderscope, and there's plenty of bright stars to guide off too.
Go for it!!!
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