Dedicated Astronomy Camera vs. DSLR

https://youtu.be/GNxO2EX8m5s Save your money for the optics and the camera. After all a dedicated astronomy camera is the next logical step. Given that I'm dad of the century, my family…

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Eagle Nebula, A Stellar Nursery [M16]
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Eagle Nebula, A Stellar Nursery [M16]

Eagle Nebula, M16 The Eagle Nebula is the 16th object cataloged by Charles Messier and discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745.  Also it spans 70 by 55 light years…

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Planetary Nebula Are Spectacular [M27 Dumbbell Nebula]
Planetary Nebula M27

Planetary Nebula Are Spectacular [M27 Dumbbell Nebula]

Planetary Nebula take on beautiful shapes and colors. There's one called the God's Eye Nebula because it looks like an eye. Similarly, M27 the Dumbbell Nebula, is classified as a…

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Comet Neowise: The Elusive One [C/2020 F3]
Telescope: Orion St-80 Camera: Canon T3i ISO: 1600 @ 10 s Total Time: 3.3 minutes

Comet Neowise: The Elusive One [C/2020 F3]

https://youtu.be/oqMb05rfBXw Comet Neowise or C/2020 F3 is the 3rd comet found by the NASA Neowise Mission. Neowise is an acronym meaning Near Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey. Altogether it's a…

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Coma Corrector Equals Round Stars Everywhere [Newtonian Telescope]
Coma Corrector

Coma Corrector Equals Round Stars Everywhere [Newtonian Telescope]

A Coma Corrector has never been part of my continuous improvement plan. I have been happy with the progress of my astrophotography. And literally thought nothing of it. At least…

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Long Exposure Astrophotography [Get A Drive Motor]
Telescope & Mount: ModifiedOrion Astroview 6 Reflector with Astroview Mount Camera: Canon EOS XTi Guiding: None Location: Carrollton, VA Sky: Bortle Class 5 Acquisition & Calibration: - Filter: None and I'm looking into narrowband filters - ISO 1600 - 49 Light Frames @ 30 s - 35 Dark Frames @ 30 s - 20 Flat Frames - 30 Bias Frames - Total Integration Time: 24.5 minutes

Long Exposure Astrophotography [Get A Drive Motor]

Long exposure astrophotography without a GoTo Mount has been a fun challenge for me. Over the past few months, I've posted a few of my results on Reddit to some…

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