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I photographed this last night using my modded Canon 350D through a Williams Optics 81mm refractor @F5.9
This is a pretty big object, my focal length is about 480mm......ish and is a total of 1 hour and 4 minutes exposure time.

It is the first time I have managed to get a photo of this, my previous 3 attempts have all ended in tears / bitter disappointment.

You can have a look at the equipment I used to take this image on my website here http://www.digitalrust.co.uk/equipment.html

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:n/a
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Rosette Nebula
Username:chedd chedd
Uploaded:19 Mar 2012 - 7:22 PM
Tags:Astrophotography, Canon 350d, Rosette Nebula, Wildlife / nature, Williams Optics GT81
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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2012 - 7:23 PM

Glorious and amazing capture.

P.

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RoyChilds
RoyChilds e2 Member 655 forum postsRoyChilds vcard England
19 Mar 2012 - 7:26 PM

wow and a bit different


Roy

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chedd
chedd  2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2012 - 7:29 PM

Thanks for the comments. Any criticisms or tips on how to improve the image would be most welcome Smile

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 7:35 PM

Beautiful! You got it right this time, I love the horse head nebula. Have you had your dslr modded? Awesome telescopic set up by the way. Smile

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Jazzyjack
Jazzyjack  273 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 7:35 PM

What a stunning image. Second only to the Hubble telescope. Well done.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 7:40 PM

A superb image, very well done.
Colin

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Redpoll
Redpoll  3 Wales
19 Mar 2012 - 8:18 PM

Amazing image, im always intriged how these images are created. Brilliant. Steve. Wink

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4562 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 8:20 PM

Terrific shot !!!.......amazing sight....really overwhelms the senses !!, mine anyway !.Grin

Looking at your web-site is a bit of a mind-blower too !!.....I admire your dedication !!!!!!

Last Modified By Niknut at 19 Mar 2012 - 8:24 PM

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Stuart_B
Stuart_B  5 England
19 Mar 2012 - 8:36 PM

Excellent work!

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chedd
chedd  2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2012 - 9:17 PM

Thanks again for the positive comments.

For scale purposes this nebula is the equivalent of approximately 5 full moons across Tongue

The Canon has had it's Infra Red blocking filter removed so it collects light from this type of emission nebula quite well. These type of objects ( including the Horsehead Nebula ) are star forming regions where young stars like those in the centre of this image ( collectively known as NGC 2244 ) excite the atoms in the nebula which in turn emit radiation producing these awesome objects. The stellar winds from this star formation are clearing a hole in the nebula's centre.......I got that off the NASA website....lol

Here is a link to one of NASA's photos of this stunning object which makes mine look almost embarrassing Rosette Nebula - NASA

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 10:10 PM

Did you have your infra filter removed for you? His name wasn't Kevin was it by any chance?

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Nothern_Licht
Nothern_Licht e2 Member 5Nothern_Licht vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 10:44 PM

Well done. Great image. Very professional.

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tonyb73
tonyb73  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2012 - 12:28 AM

"NASA's photos of this stunning object which makes mine look almost embarrassing"....Dont put yourself down, NASA's photos are paid for by an almost inexhaustable budget (Taxpayers money), yours are by your own hard earned cash and studying. It is a superb shot by any standards. Your kit looks amazing, dare I question how much that lot cost?

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2012 - 7:00 AM

Well worth the effort.
Super shot of the heavensSmile

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chedd
chedd  2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 - 9:41 PM

Well I got the camera second hand off a dude who was selling his astro gear because of hard times.......don't worry, I gave him a fair price Wink He had it done professionally but I am not sure who did the work. Another buddy of mine managed to do the work himself on a Canon 450D so I am waiting to see if he has a big gouge cut through his sensor or not !

The telescope used for this shot was around 900.00 It is expensive but no more so ( and maybe a lot less ) than a good camera lens.
Here is a link to the telescope on the Williams optics site if your interested http://www.williamoptics.com/telescopes/gt81_features.php


Once again thanks for commenting.

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2012 - 10:56 PM

Hey, I love bargains!

It's not the sensor so much it's getting into the camera and the fiddly bladdy connectors! My ex-husband owns dslrastromod that's why I asked...I saw some real bodged jobs going on in the early days! Tongue Although, I am sure he's got it down to a tee now! lol Wink

Lovely set up and you are doing great with your images! Do you put your battery in a thermal bag to keep it warm...holds the charge for longer. Ah, yes, remember the days of sitting out in the flipping freezing weather and always hearing him moan about the street lamps...ironic, they now turn them off at night! Smile

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chedd
chedd  2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 - 11:21 PM

lol.....it's funny how things have a habit of coming round GrinGrinWink

I will take your tip on the thermal bag, I was out in the observing field at Jodrell bank a few weeks ago at Stargazing live and got through 3 batteries in 4 hours !!

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 12:15 PM

Cracking images...
Over an hour do you use filters?

Dave

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chedd
chedd  2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 - 6:08 PM

Thanks for the comment Dave. Yes I do, it's a light pollution filter....I live a couple of miles from the M6 motorway and the orange glow is shocking !!!

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