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The Moon & the big guy!

Spad
Posted 19/01/2024 - 12:15 Link
Last night I had play with a new telescope and a.... err... erm... ahh.... Canon 5D MkII.... OH THE SHAME....

But in my defence it wa 250 quid, and I couldn't afford a K1. I would love a K1, but they're way out of my financial reach.

The 5D was attached to a Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED Refractor Telescope, and mounted on an EQ mount. Both the camera and mount were controlled via a Raspberry Pi4 running a package called Astroberry. On it is some software called KStars. It's a planetarium package that can also control mounts, guiding and cameras through its Ekos app. Apparently it can also control Pentax cameras to, but I have yet to try this because I cannot find my bloody lead!!!

Moving on... It got me thinking.... so I started to play with Ekos. As a result I took these images controling the above via a laptop remotely logged in to Astroberry.

The Moon and the Big Guy
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Jupiter by Moon Light
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The night before I took this.

It is the Jellyfish Nebula, and it is a Supernova Remnant located in the Gemini Constallation.

This was shot with a Sky-Watcher Explorer 150P Newtonian Reflector. The camera used is a Canon 600D that has been astro modded. It is 25 x 300sec exposures.

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The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beginning there was nothing... which exploded
Edited by Spad: 19/01/2024 - 12:24
Posted 19/01/2024 - 17:16 Link
Oh they're nice! Love the Jupiter by Moon Llight image inc. moons. As for the last one, it's staggering what can be achieved using relatively cheap equipment. A few decades ago this would have been a dream.

Cheers
Mike
davidwozhere
Posted 20/01/2024 - 01:16 Link
We will let you off for using the 'C' word just this once. Marvelous results !
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davidwozhere
Posted 20/01/2024 - 01:27 Link
Here is my feeble attempt of a crescent of sunlight with reflected earthlight illuminating the moon with Jupiter and Mars in the shot. Uranus was just out of frame at the bottom. (according to Stellarium).
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Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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1stEverPentax
Posted 20/01/2024 - 10:10 Link
Great images all round guys.
Defragged
Posted 20/01/2024 - 10:24 Link
There's an ethereal beauty to these images.
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(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

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Spad
Posted 20/01/2024 - 13:16 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
Here is my feeble attempt of a crescent of sunlight with reflected earthlight illuminating the moon with Jupiter and Mars in the shot. Uranus was just out of frame at the bottom. (according to Stellarium).
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This is not feeble....

It is brilliant!! Look more closely at the moon
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beginning there was nothing... which exploded

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