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Couple of galaxies decorating the sky
Couple of galaxies decorating the sky
CyMaN


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Backyard, Senovo, Slovenia
Date: Apr 15, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 60 x 240s = 240min
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

The couple of galaxies M81 and M82, the same object that I submitted last free challenge, but now the picture is much better... I did more exposures and it's not so noisy anymore.

Processing is done in Iris 5.3 and then in Photoshop CS2. Dark frame and bias frame calibrated.

The telescope was Orion Optics Europa f/4.5 with 900mm of f.l.

Cheers! :)

Statistics
Place: 157 out of 573
Avg (all users): 6.0494
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 5.9732
Avg (non-participants): 6.2200
Views since voting: 1062
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 162
Comments: 13
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/05/2009 07:52:08 PM
Very impressive.
05/13/2007 07:06:12 AM
Originally posted by MattO:

Greetings from the critique club. First off let me tell you this is a well done shot and I'm kind of suprised it didnt score higher then it did. I'm not sure most people understand the difficulty of shooting this type of photo. I'm really not sure what I can tell you to improve the shot. However I will tell you that adding a simple border does help with the voters and I might suggest that you try that next time. Overall well done.


Thank you very much!

Yes, I agree that most people don't know even what it is on the picture. This kind of photography is pretty unknown but I found it very interesting and there's a lot of beauty above us... Just we don't know for it!
Thank you also for advice for border. Will try this next time.

You can also visit my web-page anytime. Thanks! ;)

PrimozC
05/09/2007 01:21:14 PM
Greetings from the critique club. First off let me tell you this is a well done shot and I'm kind of suprised it didnt score higher then it did. I'm not sure most people understand the difficulty of shooting this type of photo. I'm really not sure what I can tell you to improve the shot. However I will tell you that adding a simple border does help with the voters and I might suggest that you try that next time. Overall well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2007 08:53:19 PM
M81 and M82? Beautiful shot.
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05/04/2007 06:20:22 PM
well, I am curious, is this a true image? if this is a true image can you explain the photograph?
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05/04/2007 08:53:12 AM
Nice job. Must be a guided shot through a telescope. Stars are fairly sharp. There is nice detail and color in the arms of the galaxies.
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05/03/2007 05:30:17 PM
This is one of the best m81/m82 photos i`ve seen.
Out of this world. 10+ fav.
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05/03/2007 10:28:13 AM
How unrealistic!!! Sorry galaxies are not that close to each other ever!
05/02/2007 07:15:49 PM
This is amazing photography, the lens must be awesome, and the light factor astonishing...8
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05/02/2007 05:28:26 PM
Super!
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05/01/2007 03:43:52 PM
M81 and M82!!
I know how difficult it is to capture in such quality deep sky objects.
M81 looks amazing, M82 is very good as well. This has to be a stack of several images as the final result is completely noise free. Very well done! (10)
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05/01/2007 12:28:52 PM
Nice, cool looking! I like your composition.
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05/01/2007 12:07:06 AM
Wow...
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