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Old 10-02-2019, 10:02 AM
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from last night
I really don't know what this object is? I wandered around till I found this.
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:44 AM
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Its a hugely under exposed image of the Homunculus Nebula which is
embedded in the Eta Carina Nebula. Here's an image I took years ago.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:19 PM
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That’s a beaut raymo. Really shows the miles and miles I have to go before I’m gonna get something that good!
ues I realise it’s under exposed to the max, it’s just getting the time to figure out what the f I’m doing. there are some things I’m still trying to wrap my poor feeble brain around. Gotta get using sharp cap down first then try guiding and longer exposures when I’m a bit more knowing. If I can’t make it second nature to do the first steps, there is no point moving onto the next step.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:35 PM
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The last sentence is the most important in your post. Get a foolproof basic
imaging routine up and running before moving on. For various reasons most imagers start off with a DSLR, and some, who are not after perfection, stay
with one.
In your case, get your polar alignment routine second nature, same goes for whatever method you are using for focusing. With your ED100 you should
be able to routinely get round stars using subs of around 40-60 secs, and
sometimes longer. Forget guiding until you master the basics, especially,
and most importantly, basic processing, which is as important as gathering good data in the first place.
Incidentally, my image is a JPEG taken with an 8" Newt, 10 X 30secs
unguided using a DSLR; close to as basic as it gets.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:41 PM
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You are getting there

Get a T2 mount and attach a DSLR
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