M 17

Discussion in 'My Astrophotos' started by Brian Atteridge, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Brian Atteridge

    Brian Atteridge Cyanogen Customer

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    This image is a composite shot of about 2 hours’ worth of imaging. All images were taken using MaximDL and I edited the shot in both MaximDL and Photoshop CS3. Scope and cameras were fully automated by MaximDL. There is a bit more noise in this shot i had a bit of trouble editing out that was due to too much light pollution at my home. Still, it did turn out pretty good for a first attempt at this object.

    Here are the specs on my setup:

    Meade LX-90 OTA 8"
    Orion Sirius EQ-G Goto Mount.
    Canon Rebel XS DSLR Camera (Astro-Modified/No Internal IR filter)
    Astronomik IR/UV Cut filter 2"
    Orion Skyglow Photographic Filter 2"
    Orion Autoguider with 1.25" UV/IR Cut filter (Orion)
    Orion Mini 50MM guide scope
    MaximDL 5.24 for automating and controlling everything plus Editing/Combining.
    50 Ft. Active repeater USB cable and USB 3.0 powered Hub attached to the mount.
    M17.jpg
     
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  2. Colin Haig

    Colin Haig Cyanogen Customer

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    Wow Brian. Nice! Christmas colours too.
     
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  3. artem

    artem Cyanogen Customer

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    Nice image
     
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