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Behind the scenes of my last astrophoto "Diving Into The Lagoon Again"

This was taken after I had been imaging this nebula for about an hour and a half. I lit the telescope with my mobile phone screen. Pictured here is a NEQ6 Pro Goto mount. On top of that is a 10 inch F/4 Newtonian Reflector Telescope. On top of that is an Orion 80mm ShortTube Guidescope and Synguider Autoguider (Bright glow top right). You can also see the Canon 1000D direct coupled into the telescope and a programmable remote shutter release hanging from the camera. There are actually three counter-weights on the mount but two are black and don't show up in the image.

Let me know if you want to see more of these 'behind the scenes' sort of shots or if you want to know more about a bit of equipment imaged here.
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Goppo713 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
nice gear !
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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IRphotogirl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Photographer
I am happy this shot was the very first one uploaded to our new folder, love it, and that is what I call "gear":p
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:D :hug:  Thank you so much :D
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CCOOKIES Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Photographer
what the..?
so you used the scope as lens...
i think i can use lens like 70-300mm with a tripod HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMB..!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I use the telescope basically just like a lens. You can still do pretty good shots of the moon with a 70-300mm. The key is to minimize vibration. So lock the mirror up prior to taking the shot (refer to your manual if you don't know how to do this- It's usually in the custom functions menu) and either use a timer delay on the camera (10 seconds) or use a remote shutter release. Manual Live view focus will also help get the focus as close as possible. [link] and [link] were shot with a 70-300mm lens
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CCOOKIES Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Photographer
yeah but not detail like you do in !K mm
but still a good lesson from you...
thanks dude
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Bloody hell!

Thats a MONSTER of a 'scope!

Really interesting to see how these are created.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love my "baby" :D Thanks.
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wulfdragyn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing "stuff", I feel like if I look at it too long, it might break! lol
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
HaHa. Thanks :D It's not the most fragile bit of equipment but yes I would hate to drop it.
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wulfdragyn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Yeah, dropping it wouldn't be an option!
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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Tanager Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
*jaw on floor*
That is one amazing piece of equipment. And the photo it took! REAL space photography - it's like something the freaking hubble would take. Fascinating. Do you live out in the desert?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D I love my "baby" :D I'm not sure I am to hubble quality but thank you for the nice feedback and compliment. I live on a rural property in country Australia. Not really the desert (That's over 500 miles away). I'm about 35 miles from the nearest town, so I don't get much light pollution here at all.
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theninja42 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Photographer
what does your imaging train look like?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't really understand the question Nathan, but I assume you mean how do I hook my camera to the telescope??? I have a Canon T-ring. Into that screws my Badder MPCC (Multi Purpose Coma Corrector) and that slots straight into the 2 inch focuser.
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theninja42 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Photographer
sorry it was poorly worded but you explained it anyway
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organblower Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Very interesting. :-)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D I'm glad you think so.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice shot & equipment.
Using the remote is very handy, but I prefer the EOS utility & my laptop
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Jim :D One day I'll probably get a laptop and control a lot of my equipment with it. Probably when I go the next step and get a cooled CCD camera. It was the main reason why I got a Synguider as all other guiders need a laptop to run them.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand completely.
My laptop doesn't like the control software, so I still have to do the handset thing,
but the laptop's bigger display makes seeing the camera's output much easier on tired eyes.
Plus it gives me access to things like Stellarium & World Wide Telescope..
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princevlad39 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
I like these kinds of shots
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you do. Thanks Keith :D
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Fragmented-Poet Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool...
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Carrie :D
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Fragmented-Poet Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Always my pleasure. :aww:
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Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
thaha, cool! it's nice to see your equipment! :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Ben :D
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup: ;)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thanks mate.
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VerticalDubai Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great stuff! :dance:

Cheers mate :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Sebastian :D I'm glad you like it.
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Joe-Lynn-Design Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Cool shot Greg! :D
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much Carl :D
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Joe-Lynn-Design Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
You're welcome :)
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Sep 19, 2011, 12:06:31 AM
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