Category : Star Clusters

Great Orion Nebula M42

I managed to get outside again last night and try out my focal reducer and 40mm Antares eyepiece for the first time. The Orion Nebula was a good choice to view as now the whole nebula was visible in the eyepiece by using the focal reducer which reduced the focal length to f6.3 from f10.

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M45 Pleiades Star Cluster

So my first night out with my new Canon 75-300mm USM lens. The Pleiades seemed to be the best test for this new lens on my tripod. So here are some images: This first image was 5.6f, ISO800, 300mm focal length and a 2 second exposure. The second pleiades star trail image was 5.6f, ISO800,

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