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    Default Messier 40 Photos



    I have decided to add the Messier photo award quest to the things I am working on. The first three shots are from my film days before I dropped out of astronomy for about 15 years due to a serious stroke.

    These are my only shots from the 90's. I will be uploading 9 other pictures I took in the past year later.

    M13
    May 1998
    Meade LX5 10"
    Nikon F3 hypered Tri-X film

    M44 Beehive
    Feb 1990
    Nikon F3 100-400mm lens
    hypered Tri-X

    M45 Pleadies
    Feb 1990
    Nikon F3 100-400 lens
    hyped Tri-X

    M42 Orion Nebula
    Feb 1990
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    Color negative film

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    Pleiades.jpg
    Beehive cluster.jpg
    Orion Nebula.jpg
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    Default Re: Messier 40 Photos

    Excellent film pics.
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    Default Re: Messier 40 Photos

    Welcome back Ben, and, nice pictures.

    I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to do the image captures with film. You must enjoy the technological advances in this hobby in the last 15 years.

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    Default Re: Messier 40 Photos

    Film pics! I can't even imagine doing astrophotography with film. I would quit the hobby!
    Nice...very nice.
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    Default Re: Messier 40 Photos

    Film, especially hyped-film, where you soaked the film in nitrogen, was not for the faint of heart or those without the patience of Jobe.

    Most film photographers can tell you of the perfect shot of a nebula or galaxy that the photo lab tossed out as it was "unexposed" or cut the galaxy in half as they tried to cut the negatives.

    I went all Digital in my terrestrial photography back with the original Canon Rebel and swore then I would never go back. Consider that a roll of 36 exposures would cost $12-15. When I take pictures of waves or hummingbirds I shoot hundreds of shots and toss most of them.

    I love digital especially for Lunar and Solar!

    Here is my best film shot of M31, I forget the lens/scope I used but it got an honorable mention in the club contest, today it would be awful. The other is the best so far I have taken with my ST80 and Canon 80D

    Granted to stars are round in the old film shot, I had a permanent observatory then, but the detail on M31 in the digital blows the other away

    Oh and this can be for my next Messier

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    M31 good shot aa.jpg M31 DSS third good PS 1-1 a.jpg
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    Default Re: Messier 40 Photos

    Thanks for sharing the film shots. Amazing you were able to get such good images.

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    Default Re: Messier 40 Photos

    Great captures, Ben - fantastic work!
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    Default Re: Messier 40 Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by BABOafrica View Post
    Thanks for sharing the film shots. Amazing you were able to get such good images.

    Joe
    I will post a few of my failures. Back then I would say the keepers to failures was about 60 to 1, for every 2 rolls of film I always hoped to get 1 keeper
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    Default Re: Messier 40 Photos

    Thanks for posting these film shots Ben. There is a something about them. Blood sweat and tears probably. Clear skies.
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    Default Re: Messier 40 Photos

    Here is a shot of M65 and M66, not sure if this counts as one or two Messier images.

    Taken with Canon 80D and Orion ST80, 20 25 second exposures stacked, no darks.

    a M65 M66 NGC3628 ST80 labels-1.jpg

    M2 127 Mak Canon 80D 3x barlow

    M2 single PSCC-1 127 mak 2xb.jpg

    M15 127 Mak Canon 80D 3x barlow

    M15 2016-11-22 M15 from preview.jpg
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