On a recent trip to the Lake District I was lucky enough to be in one of England's few dark sites. (With a relatively clear sky)
Taken using Lumix GX80 with a 25mm f1.7 lens. 5 second exposure at 6400 ISO. Got extremely lucky to capture the meteor, but the camera slipped at the last second.
I was also able to capture Betelgeuse and Orion
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The Great Orion Nebula
This is my first nebula photographed through a telescope, any feedback is much appreciated!
Location: Star Field, New Zealand
Camera: Canon 550D
Telescope: Skywatcher Quattro 200p
No guiding or filters were used.
Sequence Generator Pro
Total integrated time: 1hr 40 minutes
Each of the 3 stacked photos were edited in a similar way.
• Stretched using repeating Curves and Levels.
• Color Saturated for the individual colours of the nebula.
• Astronomy Tool kit - Make Stars Smaller, Deep Space Noise Reduction, Space Noise Reduction, Local Contrast Enhancement.
• Camera Raw Editor - Clarity and Noise Reduction.
For more photos check me out on Instagram @backyardastrokiwi
I don't really know about the technical side of this. But I can say aesthetically, GORGEOUS.
I always find pictures like this fascinating. You have done an amazing job at capturing this picture.
I don't see Saturn at all in this image? Am I missing something?
Thanks for saying it is Saturn that is out. I was wondering and wanted to search for what planet it is.
It's a tiny piece of kapton foil.
The foil was provided by NASA, but these pieces were distributed by the same people that do the mini museums.
It's been to space, orbited the moon, and thankfully made it back.
Have a couple other things.
A piece of a mixtape used on Skylab.
Actual dust recovered from the asteroid belt.
A very tiny amount of preserved martian atmosphere.
Bonus because I think it's really cool since I remember the unique asthetic being unlike anything that came before, a small section of the original cray-1 super computer.
This explains what went wrong. They needed that bit!
That's awesome. A little piece of history. 👍
Now much did it cost
That is so cool
I saw these. That's Frickin cool!
My nieces think I am from the moon, orphaned by my moon parents to find a better life on earth.
Amazing .. what kit did you use please
That man’s stars are legit. But seriously, awesome picture.
We need to turn the GD street lights off once in a while.
Does it look like a derpy fish to anyone else??
Look a little closer and you'll see the Milky Way (pretty dim, looks like a cloud)
And the parasail Gemini test article behind. Must get back to the Space Centre, it's a while since I've been.
Dang I thought this was going to be a Dr. Stone reference imao
This is a seriously cool picture
You stopped just short. If you had gone for the full 24 hours you might have seen it blink.
Is the Helix Nebula looking at you? No, not in any biological sense, but it does look quite like an eye. The Helix Nebula is so named because it also appears that you are looking down the axis of a helix. In actuality, it is now understood to have a surprisingly complex geometry, including radial filaments and extended outer loops. The Helix Nebula (aka NGC 7293) is one of brightest and closest examples of a planetary nebula, a gas cloud created at the end of the life of a Sun-like star. The remnant central stellar core, destined to become a white dwarf star, glows in light so energetic it causes the previously expelled gas to fluoresce. Source: APOD
Skywatcher 8" f/5 Newtonian w/ 2" moonlite focuser
ZWO ASI1600mm-c v3
ZWO LRGB, 7nm Ha, Oiii, Sii
Baader mpcc mk3 coma corrector
Ha - 57x900s
Oiii - 112x300s
Taken from Toowoomba, Australia. Bortle ~4
Combine flats, darks
Dynamic Background Extraction
John Rista's TGV Denoise
Stretch to non-linear
Local Histogram Transformation
Some really odd noise patterns in this image meant I had to throw away a good 10hours of extra ha data! Anyway, the processing was really really hard to bring out the really faint outer dust shells, probably the most challenging image I have ever processed, but it turned out not just too bad.
newbie here, how do you keep the camera/telescope pointed at it if the earth is spinning?
Looks a lot like the lights i see during deep meditation. Neat.
Now this - this is what I would like a Sunday photo day to be - not some crappy Moon photos taken with a phone!
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Seeing as though my only other Andromeda pic was just 10 minutes of DSLR data I decided to go after it again. Despite the heavy light pollution (I have direct line of sight to a football stadium, and the moon) I'm satisfied with the results. Captured on September 8th and 9th, 2019 from a bortle 7 zone.
TPO 6" F/4 Imaging Newtonian
Orion Sirius EQ-G
Skywatcher Quattro Coma Corrector
ZWO EFW 8x1.25"/31mm
Astronomik LRGB+CLS Filters- 31mm
Astrodon 31mm Ha 5nm, Oiii 3nm
Agena 50mm Deluxe Straight-Through Guide Scope
ZWO ASI-120MC for guiding
Acquisition: 6 hours 12 minutes (Camera at Unity Gain, -10°C)
Flats- 30 per filter
DrizzleIntegration (2X, VarK 1.5)
DynamicBackgroundExtraction 2X (some gradients still made it through to the final image)
MorphologicalTransformation to reduce star sizes
MMT Noise reduction (LHE brought out some larger scale noise)
Fast rotation 180 Degrees
Final curve and HT adjustments
Obligatory 'Its comiNG rIgHt fOr us!!'
I’m new here, How do you manage to pull off a 6hr long exposure on such a small spot in the sky given the earths rotation? What kind of setup is used?
Great capture. I imaged M31 last night, but unfortunately my result isn't quite as great.
I love the fact that the photons that hit the CCD to make most of this picture came from another galaxy, across the universe. What a trip they have had.
What's the smudge to the lower right of Andromeda? Is that one of its satellite galaxies?
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