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Adromeda by 12GSuper Adromeda by 12GSuper
Took a drive with the intention of doing some star trails but that didn't get too far due to patchy clouds.

So mounted the camera on the EQ-5 and tried a shot of Andromeda. This wasn't using my scope, but my 200mm Nikon VR blah blah.

This was cropped down to about 40% or original size. Bit noisey but I'm working on that.

34 ISO1000 90 second images.
Stacked with DSS and appropriate darks.
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senday Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
awesome.................... ^_^
just amazing shot
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JCill Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow, I am speechless.
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todAysFire Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderfulwonderfulwonderful!
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Thanks Fire :D
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todAysFire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome! :)

Sorry for late reply ^^;

How have you been? We haven't talked in a while (:
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KaosTheOry78 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful =D
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Thank you Q :d
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KaosTheOry78 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome ;)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Some very nice details in this :thumbsup: Love to see galaxies and nebula and don't mind some noise at all ;)
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Thanks very much! :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
You're welcome :D
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steppingonroses Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
................wow....................
Freaking EPIC! You've improved so much in sinc eyou started! It's so beautiful and it has the feel that it's gonna pull you into it if you look to long.
Really stuuning job Ted! Oh and couldnt help but point out the fact that it looks like a giant water drop shot=p guess you are doing them in different forms now *Ted snaps his fingers and the galaxy hops to*
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
*Has visions that he might actually be god*

That'd be interesting, cosmic droplets, dropping a planet into a huge pool of liquid methane :D

Oh man, I gotta write that down :D
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steppingonroses Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*he then realizes that he cant even control his dog and has sheep that atack him*
Sounds awesome but deadly:D
*adds another thing to the massive amount of books you already have to keep the stuff you say in*=p
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really cool shot! :wow: :clap:
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Thanks very much! :D
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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Purposeful-Grimace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Mother of God...

It's headed right for us!!

lol
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Mmmm its comin' right for us *cocks shotgun*

Like what 5 billion years?
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Purposeful-Grimace Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
There about.

I'm sure it could get here in 2 if it just showed some initiative. lol
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
:rofl:

Lazy-ass huh?
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Purposeful-Grimace Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
I'm just sayin'. It's not like it's got anything else on its plate.

Besides the Dervish thing.
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DanielHeydecke Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
So, did you move your tripod or camera during that shot? You know, follow the movement of the galaxy? Or did you just keep the same place in view and the software processed and cropped the photo automatically?
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Moved the camera on my telescope mount to follow the galaxy. It was an interesting process.
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DanielHeydecke Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Did you adjust the tripod after every shot? Because doing that 34 times over and over again seems to be...annoying.
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Yup, took a while i had 45 shots on this one. Not exactly efficient!
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DanielHeydecke Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I would say: Awesome job! I have to take a closer look into this.
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Thanks dude.

Its a lot of fun, the mount system ain't cheap though :(
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DanielHeydecke Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Are we talking about an automatic mound system? Or some special adapter for your tripod?

Tell me! Tell me, oh great master! I want to learn from you!
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
What I'm using is an EQ-5 German equatorial mount. What I normally slap my scope on. Figured tracking the heavens would be easier with less zoom.
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY STARS!!
You are awesome Ted!!
Love anything to do with stars,planets..you get the idea!
This is in my Amazing Pictures file so I thank you for being you..I know it's hard!! Luv ya!!
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Oh painful pun :D

Thanks Brenda, that means a lot :) I always loved the stars and now I can finally start to image them I'm rather happy :)

Bahahaha :D sometimes it is :p :hug:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Once again you have rocked my world Ted. Fantastic shot :thumbsup: I'm really going to have to try and take some time of next summer and head further north to bag this one myself.
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thanks Greg, means a lot from you dude. I shot it with you in mind.

Wind is too strong to deal with the scope (the main issue I have with my mount, gimme a still night god...please!) How is the EQ6 for dealing with it?

Better polar alignment, longer exposures, better focus.

Please bag this one, put me outta my misery attempting this!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure mate :D Yeah wind can be a problem. I tend to do what you have done here and switch to "widefield" if it is too windy and still clear enough. My mount could handle a lot more than yours. Hope that weather playts ball for you soon.
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Yeah, I've my eyes on an NEQ-6, it's calling me dude...

Things are likely to change with work so disposable income here I come!
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moya1995 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Artist
I kinda have no idea how do you take these shots xDD
but .. It's astonishing !!
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I have a special tripod that keeps my camera pointed at the same piece of sky for minutes at a time.

If you look up the andromeda galaxy, I think you'll be able to see it at night from where you are, just as a bit if grey fuzz. :)
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moya1995 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Artist
aha, I think I could see it sometimes .. yea, but .. I never thought It would look so clear if taken by a camera .. only with special equipments I guess. xD
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relhom Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
:bow:
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TheSoulofHarmony Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you shot that yourself? anyway..nice
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Indeed I did. Minimal equipment too.

Thanks :)
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