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Hyades and Pleiades

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Ed D, Feb 7, 2019.

Hyades and Pleiades

Started by Ed D on Feb 7, 2019 at 3:46 PM

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  1. Ed D

    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought a ZWO T2 to EOS lens adapter, allowing me to use my Canon EOS lenses on my ASI290MC camera. This adapter is the new model that eliminates the shortcomings of the original and it works great. These images were taken using the 18-55mm les set at ~20mm. I like this setup for wide-field deep sky in my particular environment.

    These smaller JPEG images don't do justice to the full screen size TIFF images I see in my new monitor. Yeah, I finally replaced my 15 year old 16" monitor with a 23" 16:9 monitor for under $100, well within my limited budget. Wow, what a difference.

    Ed D

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    Hyades - 30 Image Stack

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    Pleiades - 10 Image Stack
     
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    Good job! You've captured the intensities of the star sizes and can clearly see the Asterisms associated with each of the clusters.
     
  3. Ed D

    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Squeege. What coincidence that Brian Ventrudo's article on the Hyades was posted the same day! The nightscapes in the article are stunning.

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    Nice work, Ed. I love wide-field photography of striking constellations and asterisms. Sounds you got a nice combination there with the Canon lenses and the ZWO camera!
     
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    Thanks, Reggie. I'm surprised I got such wide fields, considering the camera I used has a small sensor optimized for planetary work. What I love about the adapter is that it allows me to use focal lengths that are just not available in even the smallest scopes. Also, using the laptop is much more friendly in many respects compared to the DSLR, plus I'm not beating up my camera.

    Ed
     

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