Thursday, September 20, 2012

Autumn Astrophotography

Still learning. The loss of sleep and the bug bites are taking their toll, but I persevere. I suffer for my art. As always, click to embiggen.
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Above, this is the fabulous Cocoon Nebula, NGC 7243, in Lacerta. It's in there somewhere. Can't see it? Me neither. Dave, are you sure you were pointing the scope at the right spot in the sky? Maybe. I think so. 30 seconds at 1600 ISO
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This is NGC 891, a galaxy in Andromeda. 164 seconds at 1600 ISO.
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OK, here we go. The Pinwheel Galaxy in Triangulum. I took out some of the bluish color cast with Capture NX2 and applied a little noise reduction, but otherwise left this photo unmolested. 133 seconds at 1600 ISO.
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Here's another attempt at the wispy Veil Nebula in Cygnus. The bright star is good ol' #52. 164 seconds at 1600 ISO.

Yer welcome.


Posted by Dave

4 comments:

  1. Much better to suffer for art than 6 AM volleyball practice. If the sun ain't up yet, I shouldn't be either! Nice pics Dave.

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  2. Hi Craig,

    Around here it's the 6 a.m. dog walk. Although you probably grumble about being a taxi, I'll bet you enjoy seeing your kids staying in shape.

    Thanks for your kind words about my pathetic attempts at astrophotography.

    Dave

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  3. These are all beautiful -- thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hi Lisa,

    No sacrifice is too great to bring you these pictures. :-)

    Dave

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