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Thread: My first M42shot

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    Default My first M42shot



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    My first real attempt at astrophotography, stacked and processed using nebulosity 4 only. Only eyeball focused, don't have my focus mask yet and the night sky was too good to pass up. 19 frames X 50sec, unguided, rough polar align with my meade ldx75 mount, Stf8300 prime focus through my new meade 70mm astrograph, which is a very nice piece by the way. It's obviously in mono, I picked out the wrong sbig FW in APT that evening so no filter changes happened.
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    Default Re: My first M42shot

    First real attempt is a real success! Very nice. Focus looks very good.
    I like mono. Gives it that attractive retro effect that I grew up looking at.
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    Default Re: My first M42shot

    Very good first attempt. Light years beyond my first poke at M42, you should be happy!
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    Default Re: My first M42shot

    Really wonderful image you captured, looking forward to seeing many more from you. johnnyb
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    Default Re: My first M42shot

    Awesome......Im jealous !!!!
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    Default Re: My first M42shot

    Nice image. I like it. Thank you for posting.
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    Default Re: My first M42shot

    Nice pic thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: My first M42shot

    Congratulations - you'd have to be happy with this as a first image. Good focus and I like the mono effect.

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    Default Re: My first M42shot

    To capture ANYTHING on first attempt is a success! And you got yourself a nice one!

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