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 Post subject: Marooned off Vesta
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:54 pm 
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The rod of light is the asteroid Vesta just leaving the tail of Leo. Brightest star to the left is Algieba. Captured and processed by Greg Parker at the New Forest Observatory.

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very cool cybermystic! At some point I really want to get into astronomical photography.. just need to learn more about telescopes and which work best with cameras. Also how big a telescope you need to capture certain images.

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Wolfsong wrote:
very cool cybermystic! At some point I really want to get into astronomical photography.. just need to learn more about telescopes and which work best with cameras. Also how big a telescope you need to capture certain images.


You need to focus on mount and auto-guiding first before anything else. Everything is in the mount and I good you can track your target. Rookie mistake of a lot of amateur (including myself).

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thanks for the tip Symtex!

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Thank you Wolfsong - check out the New Forest Observatory
http://www.newforestobservatory.com/
it tells you plenty about imaging deep-sky objects. Any questions, just mail me.
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thanks cybermystic... I'll take you up on that this summer :)

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It should read the "head" of Leo - not the "tail"!!
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