Orion Nebula

JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grinsMauiPosts: 951Registered Users Major grins

Well I've had this mount long enough to get tired of trying with a subpar lens. So, the Canon EF 75-300 has been retired, as I picked up a 100-400mm Sony G Master upgrade!

Tonight is the first time trying the stacking game with deep sky imaging. After this project, I have a whole new respect for the space pic pros. Lotta work, hopefully it's all improvement from here.

Enjoy!

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,763Registered Users Major grins

    Oh wow!!!! Superb.

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 951Registered Users Major grins

    @Juano said:
    Oh wow!!!! Superb.

    Thank you [email protected] This was indeed a fun project, and I'm looking forward to more deep sky object imaging to come!

  • FergusonFerguson Major grins Fort Myers, FloridaPosts: 1,303Registered Users Major grins

    What support/drive did you use, if you do not mind being asked?

    It's beautiful by the way. And having just gotten a long Sony lens am quite interested. :)

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,449Administrators moderator
    edited December 27, 2019

    Ah, yes! Much improved, though your last thread and resulting photo was way beyond amateur too. Time to begin posting at a dedicated Astronomy sub forum, methinks; perhaps at POTN where a lot of amateur astronomers hang out. Though,... please don't stop posting these here too! ;)

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  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Posts: 391Registered Users Major grins

    Very nice!

    Wonderful deep sky image!!

    Ah...you're hooked now.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your images, as you venture deeper into the exciting field of astro-photography.

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 951Registered Users Major grins

    @Ferguson said:
    What support/drive did you use, if you do not mind being asked?

    It's beautiful by the way. And having just gotten a long Sony lens am quite interested. :)

    Thank you! I used the Camrote app on my phone for remote trigger. You can pre-program shutter speeds up into the hours-long range if needed. The lights & darks were shot at 1min intervals. For post processing, I used Astro Pixel Processor. This set included lights, darks, flats & bias frames, all merged & blended in that processor.

    @David_S85 said:
    Ah, yes! Much improved, though your last thread and resulting photo was way beyond amateur too. Time to begin posting at a dedicated Astronomy sub forum, methinks; perhaps at POTN where a lot of amateur astronomers hang out. Though,... please don't stop posting these here too! ;)

    I'll be sure to check out POTN, thank you! And still, I'll post here :)

    @El Gato said:
    Very nice!

    Wonderful deep sky image!!

    Ah...you're hooked now.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your images, as you venture deeper into the exciting field of astro-photography.

    Mahalo, and yes, I'm already scoping out other targets, but first I'll try this one once more, using the 1.4x teleconverter for just a tad bit more reach. 1,400+ lightyears is hella-far!!

  • FergusonFerguson Major grins Fort Myers, FloridaPosts: 1,303Registered Users Major grins

    But what do you use as a drive on your camera support, i.e. to track the stars as they move? I'm assuming you must have some sort of polar drive? Or is your lens riding on a telescope?

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 951Registered Users Major grins

    @Ferguson said:
    But what do you use as a drive on your camera support, i.e. to track the stars as they move? I'm assuming you must have some sort of polar drive? Or is your lens riding on a telescope?

    Thanks for clarifying, I see what I was about your earlier question. 👀

    I use a Skywatcher Star Adventurer for tracking. It holds my A7riii + 100-400mm just fine, plenty enough adjustment for total balance.

  • FergusonFerguson Major grins Fort Myers, FloridaPosts: 1,303Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you. One could hope you would share a secret how to handhold these, but I guess not. I keep avoiding buying something like this, as when I do I will stop getting sleep. :)

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Posts: 1,941Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 31, 2019

    Cool! As well as technically excellent.

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  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 951Registered Users Major grins

    @willard3 said:
    Cool! As well as technically excellent.

    Thank you!

    @Ferguson said:
    Thank you. One could hope you would share a secret how to handhold these, but I guess not. I keep avoiding buying something like this, as when I do I will stop getting sleep. :)

    Haha, noper...you're just gonna have to go ahead and indulge before you get too old to stay up late. :open_mouth:

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CAPosts: 7,705Registered Users Major grins

    Great JBR!

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