M-O-O-N and other astronomical things

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M-O-O-N and other astronomical things

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A few snaps of the moon last night. Taken with a Galaxy S21 through a Celestron Astro Fi 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. My first efforts with this set up.

Imageaa20210222_190950 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

Imageaa20210222_191114 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

Imageaa20210222_191432 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
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Love these! It's just extraordinary what you can achieve isn't it?! :clap:
With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

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Very nice, mate

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Amazing.

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What they :point_up_2_tone1: all said :clap_tone2:
...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in Space cos there's bugger all down here on Earth!

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Fascinating!
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires

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Thanks folks. A few nights of clear skies have allowed for a bit of experimenting.

This is the Orion Nebula. Taken with a Nikon D5100 (as it has a fold out screen) and an adapter to allow direct connection to the telescope. It was an 8second exposure at ISO 6400 with the telescope tracking the object. Focussing is pretty tricky as the camera viewfinder is useless and the screen not much better. Still quite pleased with the result. I'm using a remote control to release the shutter to stop unwanted movement as well.
ImageasDSC_7744 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

This blob is the Andromeda galaxy. It's too far to the west now to allow for a very long exposure (near my local light pollution) This was 30 second exposure at ISO 6400. Shows a few hot pixels too.

ImageaaDSC_7716_1 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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Nice shots, the only problem I foresee, is that it could get expensive if you chose to buy bigger, to get those Hubble clear images :slight_smile:
...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in Space cos there's bugger all down here on Earth!

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