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Andromeda in the backyard


Posted by Dan Kearl on Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:25 am

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Andromeda galaxy (200 million light years away) imaged in Portland Oregon (Bortle 8 ) over 2 nights this past week.
Modified Nikon D610
300 f2.8 with 1.4 tc @ 420mm
EQM-35 mount
85 frames (4 hours) stacked in Astropixel Processor 
PP in Capture one, Affinity photo.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:08 am
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Gorgeous shot, Dan. One of your best. Amazing to see this-you are really doing beautiful work in this specialized area of photography.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:23 am
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Stunning view, Dan! A must click for the full effect!

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by david fletcher on Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:40 pm
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Simply amazing. Love what you are achieving with these Dan.
Make your life spectacular!
 

by ADKShooter on Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:51 pm
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I can't even comprehend how this type of image is created but I know it must take technical skill and patience. Awesome image.
 

by Dan Kearl on Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:28 pm
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Thanks everyone..
ADKshooter, this is not that hard, a $700 equatorial mount set up in my backyard in downtown Portland Oregon in bad skies....
My bird lens mounted as a telescope with a old camera with an Ha Filter installed.
You align, focus, start shooting and go inside and watch a movie.
Stack them all and process them.
Astro is one of the booming areas in photography, try to order a scope, a mount, accessories, all back ordered and you wait......
 

by Neil Vanderwolf on Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:29 pm
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Wonderful image, such an immense feeling of depth to it...well done!
 

by Mark Boranyak on Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:16 am
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This is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us.
 

by ADKShooter on Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:18 am
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Dan Kearl wrote:
Thanks everyone..
ADKshooter, this is not that hard, a $700 equatorial mount set up in my backyard in downtown Portland Oregon in bad skies....
My bird lens mounted as a telescope with a old camera with an Ha Filter installed.
You align, focus, start shooting and go inside and watch a movie.
Stack them all and process them.
Astro is one of the booming areas in photography, try to order a scope, a mount, accessories, all back ordered and you wait......



Nonetheless.....you do terrific work in this area for sure.  Look forward to future images.
 

by John Labrenz on Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:24 pm
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Dan Kearl wrote:
Thanks everyone..
ADKshooter, this is not that hard, a $700 equatorial mount set up in my backyard in downtown Portland Oregon in bad skies....
My bird lens mounted as a telescope with a old camera with an Ha Filter installed.
You align, focus, start shooting and go inside and watch a movie.
Stack them all and process them.
Astro is one of the booming areas in photography, try to order a scope, a mount, accessories, all back ordered and you wait......



You make it sound easy Dan....but I know it is not easy..
It requires perseverance, patience, $, technical and processing skills....and of course willing skies.
Everything must come together, as it did here.
My hat is off to you...stunning image!
 

by Swissblad on Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:46 pm
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Simply WOW - beautiful image!
Thanks for sharing.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:31 am
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Stunning shot.  Hard to believe that something that far away, even though it is the closest galaxy to us, will collide with the Milky Way in about 4.5 billion years.  Even wilder when you think that the light you photographed so spectacularly here, was emitted 200 MILLION years ago, long before humanity even began to exist.
 

by Peter Ireland on Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:19 am
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Simply superb!
 

by Alan Bryant on Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:10 pm
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This stunning image is beyond my understanding of astro photography.

Simply awesome!
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by Professional on Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:50 pm
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That is excellent, and done with a DSLR lens as well, great job! 
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