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Astrophoto: M44 Beehive Cluster – Clear Sky 15

Day 15 with my Vixen ed80sf.
The open cluster Messier 44. An object which was several times the object at the end of a photo session of other objects to finalize the evening. I used data from 3 evenings for the final astrophoto.

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Astrophoto: M101 Pinwheel Galaxy – Clear Sky 14

The Pinwheel Galaxy – One of the famous Galaxies for Spring evenings. I had to ignore moon to practise more in astrophotography.

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Astrophoto: M81 Bode’s Galaxy – M82 Cigar Galaxy – Clear Sky 13

Bode’s and Cigar Galaxy, two well known Galaxies on the spring sky. I really like the result for only 30 minutes total exposure.

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Astrophoto: NGC 2174 Monkey Head Nebula, Clear Skies 10+11+12

At the end of March, the famous Monkey Head Nebula was my target. I took the photos from my backyard and stumbled over a lot of problems i had to solve and fix them in PixInsight.

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Astrophoto: NGC 2237 Rosette Nebula, Clear Skies 8+9

Two important evenings for me. I had a lot of time for exposures and collected a lot of data, but the result shows where to focus on in the next months.

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Astrophoto: Pleiades – Clear Skies 6+7

Clear Skies 6, 7 and a little bit of the 5th. This photo is the result of 5 hours exposure time collected on 3 evenings. A 4th evening was senseless due to some Sahara dust in Europe.

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Astrophoto: Triangulum Galaxy – Clear Sky 5

The Triangulum Galaxy – A picture stacked out of exposures from a single evening. Some stumbling was mandatory …

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Deep Sky learningcurve – Andromeda Galaxy and Horse Head Nebula – Clear Sky 3

On the third evening i focused on the Andromeda Galaxy and I used PixInsight the 1st time in postprocessing.

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Deep Sky learningcurve – Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula and a Galaxy Group – Clear Sky 2

7 Days after my first evening with my Vixen ed80sf, on February the 20th 2021, i had another clear sky. Again, i had to test and try a lot.

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Deep Sky learningcurve – Orion Nebula and Pleiades – Clear Sky 1

An evening in february in 2021. The first evening under clear skies with my new telescope. The first time hunting for deep sky objects.
The very first photo with an deep sky object was the Orion Nebula. It felt lika a miracle.

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