Last updated: 21 October 2007
Some LXD55/LXD75 users have sent me examples of their astrophotography. If you have some examples you would like included here please send me a description of how you made the astrophotos and a copy of the images as GIF or JPEG files (due to internet email gateway issues, please send only one image file per message or ZIP or Stuff multiple files). Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you have created your own web page with your examples please let me know and I'll include a link to your site.
|Submitted by: Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com [21 Oct 07]|
I just read your OO report - interesting as always and I love your nature /
bird photographs - to be honest: more than your astronomy photographs ;-)
Sky, flowers, animals are my favorite objects too; I can't do good people /
But let's get back to astronomy and one of our 'all sky favorites': M57 I used five avi's with a total of about 250 frames between 3 and 10 seconds exposed on a really good night and caught it in my backyard. 2007-10-15 22::00 CEST; LXD55 SN10 with ToUCam SC1 at prime focus (K3CCD Tools for capturing, Registax for stacking, Giotto for filtering, Paint Shop Pro for color and contrast and Neat Image for denoising)
I've done M57 many times but this definitly is my best one; the filaments and structures in the ring are real.
|Submitted by: Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com [23 Sep 07]|
hope your house moving plans look successfull and we appreciate it very
much that you still find time for us and your websites.
When I took my LXD55 SN-10 outside in the garden last week I read in the AutoStar date field that I had not used it for nearly three months! After hopping around some late spring and summer objects I took a picture of M13. I know everyone shoots M13 and I've done it a few times too but you simply can't keep from doing it. This GC is so impressive - from the fuzzy in a small binocular to resolving the first stars in low magnification telescope to some thousands and thousands of stars in photography - for me it's always worth a try.
2007-09-15 22:10 CEST; LXD55 SN-10 with ToUCam SC1 at prime focus; 100 frames 3 - 10s each
As second one for that night I choose the 'Blinking Planetary', NGC6826 in
Cygnus. As I did not setup the scope precisely enough I did not point and
shoot at it but had to look around. With the 26mm ocular (abt. 38x
magnification) I saw a 'somehow fuzzy, blueish star - and knew that's it!
This planetary is very small (only 25 arcsec) but bright (abt. 9m visually)
I could not verify the blinking (in some telescopes one moment you see the
extraordinary bright central star - abt. 10m - and a moment later the
nebula which gives the 'blinking feeling') You see some bright, white
patches in the blueish ring which are hydrogen alpha emissions called
'FLIERs' just beeing discussed by our 'professional colleagues'...
2007-09-15 22:40 CEST; LXD55 SN-10 with ToUCam SC1 at prime focus; 65 x 5s exposures
|Submitted by: alex wilson (email@example.com) [9 Aug 07]|
|here is a image of m27 taken with dsi colour 60 15sec exsposures , I have spent the summer working on focusing and collimation of my lxd55 sc8in scope and its starting to pay off ,well worth the effort as i am pleased with this image.|
|Submitted by: Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com [15 Jul 07]|
a 'delayed' picture of gone spring: NGC 2903 in Leo Maior, a beautiful
galaxy Messier 'forgot'. It is easily visible (with 9m) and good
accessible with photography (abt. 13m mean brightness) and 12x6
arcminutes. 25 million ly away. Well formed spiral arms.
[2007-05-18; LXD55 SN-10 with ToUCam SC1 at prime focus; 85x25s exposures / abt. 35 minutes]
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