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    Default M51 - My First Astrophotograph



    I am still on the learning curve of how to take astro-photographs, and have quite a ways to go before I am competent. The photo is of M51, and is one of the first five objects I have attempted. So I think I should share it as representative of my earliest work. Hopefully I will get a lot better soon.


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    Very nice keep them coming
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    Wow! I hope my first astro-pics turn out this good!! very nice!

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    Well done for your first attempt! It is not an easy target. You have tons of detail there.

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    That looks very good! What equipment and camera settings did you use?
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    Nice job way more data and detail then my first ghost.. which still was exciting.. thanks for sharing Love M51
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    Excellent job for a first astrophoto. What equipment are you using, and is this a single image or a stack?
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    ..all i can say is wow..thanks for sharing...
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    Congratulations on your first image. One way to help others is to list the equipment used to take the photograph, expsure times, ISO, etc. This helps others know what different equipment can do and also how to help you improve.
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    Nice first image. I want to offer you some encouragement. I am attaching the first image of M51 that I did about a year and a half ago. The second image of m51 is one I did almost exactly one year later. Still needs some work, but I wanted you to see how you will improve over the next year or so.

    I KNOW if I can do this so can you. Keep clicking em off man, you are doing great.

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