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 Post subject: More Attempts at M42
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:30 am 
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I've been trying my hand at astrophotography for about two years now.

Back in January 2008 I put this image on the Gallery:

http://www.popastro.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8222&highlight=andy+andrew+int

This weekend I had another go to see if I'm getting any better. I still have a fair way to go...

This image was a stack of 60 lights of 90 seconds each. (no dark or flats taken) I think the exp time was too long since the core of the nebula got a little cooked!

Any developmental feedback always welcome.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:23 am 
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Very nice image Andrew! Also a huge step up from the 2008 image. I also like to compare my recent efforts with those when I started two years ago. I just hope I can maintain the progress!

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