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Recty
03/05/2016, 02:28 AM
Well, I wish this had turned out better, but it's good enough I dont mind sharing it. Something weird is going on with my scope and imaging train right now, everything has a slight blur to it, so I've lost all the really fine detail, arg.

Rosette Nebula - About 5000 light years away and 50 light years across!

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i236/Recty/RosetteNebula.jpg~original (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/Recty/media/RosetteNebula.jpg.html)

Reef Bass
03/06/2016, 08:46 AM
Wow. Just trying to conceptualize something that's so vast it takes light 50 years to get from one side to another. And so far away it takes light 5000 years to get from there to here. The universe is huge and we are SO insignificant.

Thanks for sharing.

Recty
03/08/2016, 10:51 AM
Wow. Just trying to conceptualize something that's so vast it takes light 50 years to get from one side to another. And so far away it takes light 5000 years to get from there to here. The universe is huge and we are SO insignificant.

Thanks for sharing.

It is crazy, isnt it?

The Andromeda Galaxy, which I posted pictures of a month or two ago, is 200,000 light years across. What really made that sink into my head is that it's tilted towards us, so basically the light from the side of the galaxy nearest us that we are seeing, is 200,000 YEARS newer than the light from the far side as we are seeing it. As you look from the "front" of the galaxy to the "back" of it, you're literally going back 200,000 years in time.

Crazy :)

Reef Bass
03/08/2016, 11:23 AM
Mind blown. Thanks.

Cwittofur
03/10/2016, 10:58 AM
What did you use for a setup here? I've been looking into getting a telescope to take some photos with, but haven't really gone too far with it... it's quite pricey!

Recty
03/10/2016, 07:36 PM
What did you use for a setup here? I've been looking into getting a telescope to take some photos with, but haven't really gone too far with it... it's quite pricey!

Explore Scientific 102mm APO triplet, carbon fiber model.
Canon 70D
Celestron Advanced VX for the mount
Orion Magnificent Mini Autoguider
Backyard EOS to capture images
PixInsight to process images