Friday, 13 January 2012

7 Sisters and M51 in one evening

First clear sky for a while to so got out there to image anything I could find. Started of with another go at the 7 Sisters on of my favourites, had not imaged this with my Canon 350d before so was keen to see how it would perform. Did a really nice job of capturing the extra detail around the stars longer exposures with a guided set up would be better but I am heading that way now.

The other one is M51 my second attempt at this wonderful galaxy was able to capture quite a bit of detail on the spiral arms this time but that was with an almost full moon so cant wait to have another go on a dark night with the moon out of the way. Any how not too bad for an evenings work I felt.

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  1. Are these the kind of views I'd expect to see when looking through the telescope, or is it just the long multiple exposures that provide this kind of image? I'm hoping to buy my first scope soon, possibly the Explorer 200P, and I already have a Canon 550D but I won't be able to afford a motor for the mount for a while. If these are the views you get just by looking through the eyepiece, I'd be extremely happy!

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  2. Lol so would eye;-) No the views in the lens are not the same tbere less detailed and lacking in colours. All telescopes are like this. live views and camera shots are very different. However if you get my scope and you have a camera slr then just attatch a dual axis drive and you can get the same results for sure.

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  3. Lol so would eye;-) No the views in the lens are not the same tbere less detailed and lacking in colours. All telescopes are like this. live views and camera shots are very different. However if you get my scope and you have a camera slr then just attatch a dual axis drive and you can get the same results for sure.

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  4. Thanks. My Explorer 200P arrived a couple of days ago, but I've not had chance to use it yet. I fully intend to use my Canon 550D with it and will definitely be buying some motors for the mount at some point so I can do long exposures.

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    1. Hope your enjoying using your new 200p if you have not done so yet join the stargazers lounge forum you will find me on there as Quatermass and its great place to learn more.

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