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Winter Stargazing in Orion

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M42 - The Orion Nebula. Also NGC 1972, NGC 1975 and NGC 1977. M42 & M43, The Orion Nebula (& Running Man) Imaged Friday, Nov 29, 2013 from Ontario, Canada. Camera Equipment and Settings: Telescope: Explore Scientific ED80 with WO Flat III 0.8x FR/FF Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Synscan Guiding: Meade DSI Pro II and PHD Guiding Guide Scope: Orion Mini 50mm Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Stock) ISO: 1600 Exposure: 2 hours (30 x 240s) Processing Software: Calibration and Stacking in Deep Sky Stacker, Levels/Curves/Enhancements in Photoshop CC Support Files: 15 darks Winter…

NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula

Pacman Nebula – Stock Canon DSLR

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Above: NGC 281, The Pacman Nebula - Imaged Monday., Nov 3, 2013  20 subs 5 Minutes Each totaling 1 Hour, 40 Minutes PHOTO DETAILS   Scope: Explore Scientific ED80 with WO Flat III 0.8x FR/FF Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Synscan Guiding: Meade DSI Pro II and PHD Guiding Guide Scope: Orion Mini 50mm Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Stock) ISO: 1600 Exposure: 1 hours 40 minutes (20 x 300s) Processing Software: Calibration and Stacking in Deep Sky Stacker, Levels/Curves/Enhancements in Photoshop CC Support Files: 15 darks This is a great time of year for astrophotography, wit…

How to take pictures of stars

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How to take pictures of stars with your DSLR Camera Anyone with access to a DSLR camera and a tripod (or a steady surface) can take stunning photos of the night sky with all of its glorious stars! You will even start to see some Nebulae, Galaxies, Globular Clusters, the Milky Way, Meteorites, Auroras and more! It is a wonderful experience that may help you learn some of the constellations as well. A camera sensor, like the one in your DSLR, is capable of letting in much more light than our eyes. This is why we are able to see much more detail in a photograph than with our naked eye alone.…