Friday, February 20, 2009

Test Photo: M81 & M82

Below is JUST a test shot. I wanted to test the field of view of my Nikon D40 with William Optics 66mm on these two galaxies. So, this is shot is just 5 * 30 second exposures at ISO 1600, taken while they were only about 25 degrees above the horizon. Both can clearly be seen, more detail in Bode's Galaxy but so-so. A longer image taken later in the year should yield a nice result.


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Astronomy Link List said...

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Phil said...

Thanks. Errr....is this an autobot thing or is there a person behind this list?