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- Mar 15, 2009
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HI Karateman below is a photo of my set up, the lens in the photo is my 70-200mm but I now mainly use my 150-600mm @ 500mm.Hi mate,
Can you give some details on how you took the picture...ive just aquired a Canon EOS 80D and would love to try something similar....I have a Canon 18-135mm lens and a Sigma 70-300 lens....so any advice would be appreciated...was it tracked?
In really dark sky areas you can make it out with the naked eye as a blurry patch, you have to use the aversion trick where you don't look directly at it but you can see it in the corner of your eye ... look at it and it dissapears.I've never managed to make out Andromeda even with reasonably clear skies & telescopes etc...
I think skilful processing must be vital to get such clear results, though my tracking is probably also not up to scratch...
Lovely shot Paul, could you continue to provide images over the next 10,000 years or so? It would be interesting to track the changes over such a period
UWA shots of it will be probably quite dramatic in about 4 billion years time (about the time Andromeda collides/passes through/merges with the milky way). Sadly I think @tenchy will find the electronics in his lens (& any bodies with the appropriate mount) will have given up by then.
How did you get the diffraction spikes on the stars, which I thought were created by the support struts on the secondary mirror of a reflecting telescope?