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3 years 6 months ago #109778 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Kevin, 

Congrats on producing a very nice image of the Orion Nebula. Very much looking forward to seeing your next image. 

Clear skies, 

Darren. 
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3 years 5 months ago #109787 by Astrokam
Hello everyone
   I tried to get an image of M78 on Monday night however the result was not very good.
However I received my piggyback camera mount that I ordered from KTec earlier that day so instead I tried some photos using the 75mm-300mm lens I got with the camera.
First I went for the lower half of Orion,and then took a quick few shots of the Pleiades before I finished up.This was a first attempt at using the camera lens to capture photos,and they turned out reasonably ok,for what I consider to be part of a learning process.
Feel free to comment and all advice on how to improve is welcome
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3 years 5 months ago #109790 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Kevin, 

Very well done on producing these two lovely photos. Orion looks stunning, and I love how you caught some nebulosity among the 'Seven Sisters'. 

Keep them coming!

Darren. 
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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #109794 by Astrokam
Hi everyone
I tried M78 again last night still no joy just an indistinct smudge,I'm going to need a lot of exposures to get any kind of decent image.
I did have a go at M31 while i was waitng for Orion to rise high enough,literally a pain in the neck to centre using the finderscope,but I got it eventually.Used the 75mm-300mm zoom lense which is not really ideal but it came free with the camera,and got a reasonable result,focusing is tough with the zoom lens,stars are a little bit bloated but the galaxy looks ok.
If anyone has any advice on how to capture M78 it would be most welcome.
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3 years 5 months ago #109796 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Kevin,

I just love photos of this galaxy. And I think you've done a great job with Andromeda - you even managed to capture the satellite galaxy too! 

Congrats, and clear skies 

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3 years 5 months ago #109798 by flt158
I can see the 2 satellite galaxies of M31 in Kevin's image. 
They are otherwise called M32 and M110. 
M110 is the fainter. 
However M32 is touching the outskirts of M31 and may be quite difficult to see.  

But I must congratulate Kevin on producing each one of these images here on www.irishastronomy.org

Thank you very much, Kevin. 

Your M45 image which includes the Merope nebula is also seriously good!

Clear skies from Aubrey.  
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