26
OCT
2013
triangulum galaxy barn door tracker

Triangulum Galaxy

Since testing out the new Nikkor 180mm f2.8 lens on the Andromeda galaxy, we’ve been cursed with almost 3 solid weeks of cloud and moonlit nights. This is pretty typical, as anybody who’s just bought some new equipment will tell you. The stars finally came out for an...
17
OCT
2013
M34 open cluster in Perseus bardoor tracker

M34

Details: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 180mm f2.8 at f2.8. 12.5 minutes (25 x 30 seconds) at iso 800. Using didymium filter. Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and tracked with barn door tracker. Also in the image is edge-on spiral galaxy Caldwell 23, 30 million light-years away in the...
28
AUG
2013

Noctilove astrophotography with a barn door tracker

Noctilove is a website devoted to low light photography and astrophotography with a barn door tracker. All of the images on this website were taken without a telescope. Just a regular DSLR and lens. You’ll find images of comets, meteors, galaxies and nebulae, as well as...
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