You've posted some incredible photographs! My favorite is the horse head nebula. Bravo and please post more when you can.
Living up in the Northwest, our availability of clear weather is limited to the summer, and then we have a lot of light contamination from Spokane, starting about 10 miles South of us. We are in the country, as far as the neighborhood, but not away from the city light.
I've been up in Northern British Columbia, 100 miles from anything but tiny villages, and its truly amazing what you can see on a clear night. Astrophotography would be a great hobby up there.
These are amazing. I'm jealous. Gonna try my hand in a big way tonight with a large telescope (60 cm - professionally guided, Mt. Wilson Observatory). We were planning on shooting planets with the 1DX and deep space 60a. Any extra advice would be helpful. (I've read alot over the last few weeks, but always need to learn more)
We finally had a couple of clear nights the last two nights here in Colorado. These are the first since the lunar eclipse some five weeks ago now. Gave me the opportunity to image part of the North America nebula in Cygnus.
- Canon EOS 7D (unmodded)
- Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II (image)
- Orion ST80 (guider) + SSAG
Integration (49 subs (3h 40m)):
- 52x270s (4m30s) (95% integrated)
- 67 Darks (divided into three groups, temp matching lights, ~15-20 darks per group)
- 100 Biases
- 30 Flats