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Deep Sky Image Processing in Photoshop

Deep Sky Image Processing in Photoshop

Well, this is it.  In this deep sky image processing tutorial, I'll be combining all of the data I was able to collect on the Orion Nebula this winter.  As we transition into Spring, a new array of deep-sky imaging targets will present themselves.  The winter astrophotography targets in the Orion constellation will have to wait another year to get photographed. Deep Sky Image Processing Processing Walkthrough - Orion Nebula with a DSLR The total amount of detail I was able to capture on M42 this winter was 3 Hours and 8 minutes of color RGB data.  I will be incorporating 2 hours a…

Cloudy nights

Unseasonably Warm, Cloudy Nights

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These cloudy nights have kept my garage door closed, and my telescope inside.  I don't usually like to make a blog entry without having some new astrophotography images to show, but at this point, I felt an update was needed.  Time is running out to add more exposures to my winter astrophotography projects. [caption id="attachment_5001" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Orion Nebula, Rosette Nebula, and Horsehead Nebula this winter[/caption] Despite the unfriendly weather, the AstroBackyard community continues to grow on Facebook and YouTube.  Never in a million years did I think t…

Astrophotography autoguiding camera

New Autoguiding Camera and Guide Scope

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My friends over at Ontario Telescope & Accessories have sent me a new Altair Astro GPCAM2 autoguiding camera and guide scope to use with my astrophotography setup.  In this post, I'll give you an early look at these products, and why I am excited to start using them. Why Use an Autoguiding Camera? Expensive, high-end astrophotography mounts are capable of ultra-precise tracking of the night sky. Connecting a DSLR to your telescope on one of these mounts can yield long exposure photographs of up to 5 minutes or longer, with razor sharp stars. If you are lucky enough to own an astro…