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  • Astrophotography Techniques with the Canon EOS System

    Astrophotography captures the beauty and majesty of the night sky and wonders of the universe.

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  • Big and Little Dippers

    The Big and Little Dippers are asterisms in the constellations of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor respectively. The two stars in the end of the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris, the North Star, at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper.

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  • Iridium Satellite Flare

    An Iridium satellite flares brightly in the constellation of Cygnus as clouds reflect light pollution. Mirror surfaces on the satellite reflect direct sunlight to cause the flare when the satellite is in sunshine high in Earth orbit while the ground is still shrouded in night.

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  • Bright and Dark Nebulae

    This dust choked region of the night sky is located in the constellations of Ophiuchus and Scorpius. The Pipe Nebula / Dark Horse at left is a large area of dark nebulosity, opaque dust and gas that hides stars behind it. Tendrils of dark nebulae stretch all the way across the frame to the Rho Ophiuchi complex at right. Antares, a red supergiant, is the brightest star in the image.

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  • Hercules Globular Cluster

    M13 is the Great Globular Cluster in the constellation of Hercules. It is one of the largest and most beautiful globular clusters visible from the northern hemisphere.

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  • Saturn

    The spectacular beauty of the ringed planet Saturn was shot with a Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera using 640x480 movie crop mode at 60 frames per second with a 1/60th second exposure at ISO 6400 through a telescope with 11 inches of aperture and 5,600mm of focal length at f/20.

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  • EOS 60Da vs. EOS 60D

    The relative hydrogen-alpha sensitivity of the Canon EOS 60D (left) and 60Da (right) can be compared in these images of M8, the Lagoon Nebula.

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  • EOS 60Da image filtered and unfiltered

    Although the standard Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera has a long-wavelength filter that does not transmit as much hydrogen-alpha light as a 60Da, it is still possible to shoot red emission nebulae with the 60D.

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  • 60D Histogram

    The histogram for a test exposure image is a great way to determine the correct exposure for an astrophoto.

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  • Trifid Nebula

    M20, The Trifid Nebula, in the constellation of Sagittarius, is a remarkable object - large, bright and beautiful. It is a complex of red emission, blue reflection, and dark nebulae about the size of the full moon.

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