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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 11:48 PM

I bought a new astrophotography camera for my telescope.

A ZWO ASI1600MM PRO.

I took my first picture with it a couple of nights ago.
Here is M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy.
It is located just under the handle of the Big Dipper and is 21 million light years from Earth.
The camera has a mono sensor but I make color photographs with it by taking four separate images with color filters and then combine the individual grey scale color channels into a final LRGB color image.
LRGB is Luminace, Red, Green, Blue.
This image is short on exposure time but it is a stacked composite of 60 each 120 second Luminance photos, and 15 each of the individual red/green/blue filter photos also at 120 seconds for each photo.
I think I'm going to have fun with this camera!!!



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Reply I bought a new astrophotography camera for my telescope. (Original post)
Spitfire Apr 2019 OP
Bubba Apr 2019 #1
New Deal Democrat Apr 2019 #2
Charlie Mike Apr 2019 #3
Carlos_Danger Apr 2019 #4
It Guy Apr 2019 #5
Lumster Jul 12 #6
Spitfire Jul 12 #7
SatansSon666 Jul 12 #8
Spitfire Jul 12 #9

Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:47 AM

1. I Dunno Nuffin Bout Photography.

But that is one awesome photo.

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 06:04 AM

2. Impressive setup!

Now take one of the black hole.

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 06:59 AM

3. Not gonna lie - kinda jelli.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 10:45 AM

4. I'm hella jelli...

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 01:48 PM

5. Always wanted to get into the telescope/photography hobby,

but simply hadn’t got around to it. I know of a perfect place, far outside city lights where it’s easy to see the Milky Way. It’s a highway picnic area on the way to Austin from El Paso.

It’s called the “Picnic Area Great Western Trail” on Hwy 290 between Junction, Tx., and Fredericksburg, Tx.

If you’re in the area at night...

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:55 AM

6. That's really cool!

Well done!

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:59 PM

7. Here's NGC6823 and NGC7380



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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:30 PM

8. That's awesome.

I gotta get that shit happening,.

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:08 PM

9. And here is Caldwell 49 - the Rosette Nebula

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