The Doctor (dr_nebula) wrote in astro_imaging,
The Doctor
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Before and After..

Imaging 101

First, my latest image of the Whirlpool Galaxy or M51:




Taken at the MidSouth Star Party - under 'heavy dew' conditions. 8-inch f/4, Canon 1000D - 7 x 5 minute exposures.

Here was a similar attempt at M51 taken last year:





Same telescope & camera, same star party. The difference - a *much better* tracking mount (less blurry - tighter stars), plus better software and improved image processing skills.

:-)

Methinks the doctor is getting better with age.
Tags: imaging, shiny
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