My Deep Sky Astrophotography

CCD vs Film? Lots of time vs no patience? Alright, this is your place to discuss all the astrophotography what's and what's not. You can discuss about techniques, accessories, cameras, whatever....just make sure you also post some nice photos here too!
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hhzhang wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:18 pmKeep it up!
Thank you.
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The weather for Mar 2022 was much better than Feb 2022. Milky Way woke up second half of the night and I tried to practise more South targets.

M4
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9XYBQeTa558b5JU79

NGC5139
https://photos.app.goo.gl/78y1Zn5PamAgJn3x6

Bortle 8
Mar 2022
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M20, Trifid Nebula, 三裂星云
Bortle 8
Mar 2022

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqXHBnace5jjjLSSA
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M8, The Lagoon Nebula is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. M8 is very close to M20 in view. Unfortunately, I was not able to capture M8 & M20 in a single frame.
Bortle 8
Mar 2022

https://photos.app.goo.gl/GubsTPXJ3peN2KXs9
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Thereafter, I practised more South DSOs such as NGC3324, IC2944, NGC6334, IC4628, M17 NGC4945 and NGC5128.

NGC2944, Running Chicken Nebula
https://photos.app.goo.gl/mSF5fFTcuZniwY5o9

NGC5128
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8tdAzSMYG6ZQ99pw6
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For East DSOs, I tried C27, M27 and M44
C27
https://photos.app.goo.gl/wW3iCqT1jkWaDqXv8

M27, Dumbbell Nebula
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VX2RPQnV6wvqdu7CA
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The weather for Apr 2022 was not as good as Mar 2022. I only got chance to try for 4 nights.

M27
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tAwCk5ahFUDEZz6N8

NGC3372
https://photos.app.goo.gl/nQSNHtrGrxUm5Z8b6

NGC6188
https://photos.app.goo.gl/qqKff4rB9huLyufe6

M42
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vzd1ieaS9ZiUeTKS9

NGC2246
To redo
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leslie128 wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 11:34 pm The weather for Apr 2022 was not as good as Mar 2022. I only got chance to try for 4 nights.

M27
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tAwCk5ahFUDEZz6N8

NGC3372
https://photos.app.goo.gl/nQSNHtrGrxUm5Z8b6

NGC6188
https://photos.app.goo.gl/qqKff4rB9huLyufe6

M42
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vzd1ieaS9ZiUeTKS9

NGC2246
https://photos.app.goo.gl/CPZhS5Z1URA6dPpT7
Nice M27 image! Have not tried shooting it. Hope you can share imaging details.
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hhzhang wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 3:29 pm
leslie128 wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 11:34 pm The weather for Apr 2022 was not as good as Mar 2022. I only got chance to try for 4 nights.

M27
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tAwCk5ahFUDEZz6N8

NGC3372
https://photos.app.goo.gl/nQSNHtrGrxUm5Z8b6

NGC6188
https://photos.app.goo.gl/qqKff4rB9huLyufe6

M42
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vzd1ieaS9ZiUeTKS9

NGC2246
https://photos.app.goo.gl/CPZhS5Z1URA6dPpT7
Nice M27 image! Have not tried shooting it. Hope you can share imaging details.
40 x 120s subs, with dual narrowband.
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My 1st Overseas DSO Trip

I live in Singapore, the most light-polluted city/country in the world. Almost whole country is under Bortle 8/9 sky. Due to travel restrictions, I was not able to travel to our neighbour, Malaysia for DSO until travel restriction lifted on 1 Apr 2022.
I successfully completed my 1st polar alignment and captured my first DSO, M42 Orion Nebula, 猎户座星云 on 21 Jan 2022.
My 1st overseas DS Astrophotography trip was on 30 Apr 2022, about 100 days after 21 Jan 2022 and the 1st DSO I captured was M42 (It was almost the worst time to capture it as it will set in the West less than 2 hours after sun set)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jiap5av9puwJ7qUX9

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Kampung Mawar, Malaysia
30 Apr 2022
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