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Backyard Image M51

Started by sam pitts, 04/29/2009 10:34AM
Posted 04/29/2009 10:34AM Opening Post
I tried to image from my backyard with normal in-city light pollution and magnitude 4.5-5 skies. The results are not bad, not as good as a dark sky site. This will help me get out and image more often since it is a lot easier to setup in my back yard versus a remote dark sky site.

Sam
Eugene, Oregon


M51- http://www.samsastro.com/images/deepsky/M051a.htm

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Posted 04/29/2009 11:04AM #1
Who needs dark skies if you can get images like that? Holy Cow! That is a beauty!
Posted 04/29/2009 12:24PM | Edited 04/29/2009 12:25PM #2
That is pretty amazing for a in the city shot really! 8O What was the camera and scope used?

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Posted 04/29/2009 04:14PM #3
Sweet image Sam! I am surprised that you were able to gom so deep with the light pollution that you mentioned. Nicely done.
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Tyler

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