Swan and Dolphin

Swan and Dolphin

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Date/Site: August 22., 2009, AAR-observatory in Presberg
Exposure/
Filter:
9 x 5 minutes
Camera: Canon EOS 300Da
Optics/
Instrument:
Kit-lens, 30mm focal length, piggyback on Gemini 41-Field mount
focusing by hand with the aid of DSLR Focus
Darks, alignment and stacking: DeepSkyStacker,
levels and curves: Photoshop CS.

During two series of the western part of the Cirrus-Nebula with the 4"-TMB of the AAR the venerable Canon 300Da with the kip-lens ran alongside piggybacked. The first night was still a warm summernight with the summer triangle still high in the sky. I didn't care a lot about aligning the camera so the nice framing from the Cocoon-Nebula to the „coathanger“ (aka „cablecar“) and the Dolphin happened by happy chance.
By mid-October I shot the adjacent field of the milkyway in Cepheus.

The milkyway from Swan to Cepheus

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Ort: October 19., 2009, AAR-observatory in Presberg
Exposure/
Filter:
7 x 5 minutes
Camera: Canon EOS 300Da
Optics/
Instrument:
Kit-lens, 48mm focal length, piggyback on Gemini 41-Field mount
focusing by hand with the help of DSLR Focus
Darks, alignment and stacking: DeepSkyStacker,
levels and curves: Photoshop CS

 

© Friedhelm Hübner, last revision:  20.08.2022