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Astrophotography with LT

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#1 Cezar



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 02:05 PM

Hi all,

This is my first attempt to take a picture of a dso.
On my LT-8 I used the Fuji X-A1 mirrorless camera. From my balcony, under a heavy polluted sky (max star magnitude is 2), I tried to capture M15. I took 30 light frames at ISO 5000 with 30sec exposure and 5 dark frames. There were only 6 lights to be processed in DSS. The resulting image was adjusted in StarTools. The picture was taken at around 7 p.m. from Bucharest, 2 weeks ago.
I really want to test my telescope on a nice dark place. From my balcony, I have to wait warmer weather, as my flowers will be put on a very low temperature stress :) and my wife is not happy with this.
Recently, I have discovered this topic on Alt-Az mount astrophotography: https://stargazerslo...-dso-challenge/.


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Meade LT-8

#2 MistrBadgr


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:47 PM

Hi Cezar!


I think you have taken a great picture....especially for your first one and under some pretty extreme conditions!  I look forward to seeing your work as you learn more about the process and your equipment. :)


Bill Steen

Bill Steen, Sky Hunters' Haven Observatory, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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