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Switching to a dedicated Astro Camera – ZWO ASI 533 MC Pro

Right after finishing up “my” shooting of M31 – the “Andromeda Galaxy” – with my Skywatcher 72ED and my Nikon D7500, I switched to a dedicated astro camera, a ZWO ASI 533 MC Pro. It has two big advantages over … Continue reading

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A final DSLR Masterpiece – M31, the “Andromeda Galaxy”

By September 2020, and after the initial positive results with astrophotography from my backyard, I had invested into some “upgrades”. Initially, I was out just with the tripod and the Nikon D90 and several of my Nikon lenses. Next thing … Continue reading

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Another Go at M81 and M82

With the success of the “Leo Triplet” and with the Nikon D90 replaced with a Nikon D7500, I decided to take another “go” at the big galaxies in Ursa Major, M81 and M82. This was also my first “multi-session” attempt, … Continue reading

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Photographing the Leo-Triplet with a Nikon D90 and 135mm Lens

After my initial attempts at M81 (and missing my target), I had a second attempt just a few days later on May 16, 2020. Again, the Camera in use was my Nikon D90 with a Nikkor Zoom Lens set to … Continue reading

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Planning Astro-Photography Sessions

After weeks and weeks of clouds, I do have some clear nights in the forecast – time to do some planning and also explaining how the planning is done. Weather Weather is an important part of the planning – no … Continue reading

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