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Started astrophotography late in the summer of 2011. Every picture taken was from my home observatory here in Pennsylvania.
Currently using a QHY163M camera to capture my astrophotos. My telescopes include a Meade 8" LX-50 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope(SCT), Celestron 11" EdgeHD w/Hyperstar, an Orion ED102CF and AstroTech AT65EDQ refractors.All deep sky pictures have been taken at “prime focus” which means the camera is coupled to the telescope with an adapter and the telescope becomes a sort of a telephoto lens. Exposures times vary from 30sec to 20 minutes. The photos are then aligned and stacked using a software called PixInsight. Then I use Photoshop 2017 to further adjust.

My blog:
http://astrochuck.blogspot.com/

Photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrochuck/

  • Joined: December 2011
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