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First night out with new DSLR-M42 as a test subject.

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #109768 by Astrokam
Hi everyone,
I finally got to hook up my new Canon to the LX200,I don't have a 2" reducer yet so the shots were taken at f10.I've never used a DSLR before so I did'nt know what to expect however I have to say I was very pleased with the result as because of intermittent cloud it was only a short session.

Clear skies

Kevin.
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3 years 6 months ago #109769 by Kinch
Hi Kevin - you have done quite well there as the trapezium in Orion is always a hard capture. Looks like a very successful first light test - good luck and clear skies.......looking forward to seeing much more from you over the coming weeks and months.

Brendan.
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3 years 6 months ago #109770 by Keith g
Nice one Kevin, thats a really good start. Once your tracking is good, there are lots of winter targets for those frosty clear nights ahead, M78 region in Orion is also a good area to test your camera on ;-)

Keith..
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3 years 6 months ago #109771 by flt158
Good evening, Kevin.

Your image of M42 and M43 is one of th very best I have ever seen!
That is because you have included Theta 1 and Theta 2 Orionis with such sharp focus.

As Keith has suggested, I would love to see a version of M78 whenever you can manage. But there is no rush on that one.

It's thumbs up all the way from Aubrey for your rendition of the Orion Nebula!
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3 years 6 months ago #109772 by Astrokam
Thanks everyone,
I will try M78 whenever there are clear skies again,according to the Met Eireann website that will be Mon night early hours Tues morning.
I would also like to get a shot of the Flame nebula and the Horsehead if possible while I'm in that part of the sky.
M33 and M74 are two more I would like to have a go at,as they are both close to each other and in a reasonably good position in the sky.
M31 is a little bit too straight overhead I find at the moment and also I'm working without a reducer so I might leave it until the new year when I hope to get the .62x Optec 2" reducer that works with the Meade ACF.
Until Mon/Tue, then hopefully more images,
          Clear skies             Kevin.
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3 years 6 months ago #109774 by richardsweeney
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Great start, you've done very well to tame that core.
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