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The Canon DSLR's

After spending a year and a half fighting with the software (Astrovideo) for the SAC 8, I changed directions. I purchased a used Canon 10D off of Ebay. With the introduction of the Canon 20D, it appeared that a number of photographers were upgrading to the new camera and disposing of their perfectly good 10D's at about half price.


The Canon is capable of some absolutely stunning deep-sky shots, and is supported by a very active Yahoo news group. Best of all, in a pinch, I really don't even have to use a computer to be able to image with the Canon 10D. I just need a couple of large CF memory cards and an extra camera battery, just in case.


The above was written several years ago. Since then, I have also picked up a "modified" Canon 1000xs from James Champagne in Lousiana. With the modified Canon, I have managed to capture some objects that I never thought would be possible (the Horsehead Nebula, for instance) from the middle of a major metropolis (Phoenix). I am using very short sub frames (max 30 seconds), and stacking a large number of frames in Nebulosity 2. Processing is done in Nebulosity, Photoshop Elements, Neat Image, Photoshop 7, and Paint Shop Pro. I still know very little about processing, I am just trying to make pretty pictures, but my pictures do seem to be getting prettier...


The majority of these shots are still taken in Alt/Az mode. The best of these shots were taken with my new Hyperstar 3 Lens with the modified Canon XS. Hope you like them.


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Sharpless 2-9
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