In this DSLR Astrophotography video, I attempt to photograph a beautiful deep-sky object from the Astro backyard!

The Orion Nebula and the Running Man Nebula are located in a the constellation Orion, and are perfect targets for my DSLR and telescope.

We’ll also take a look at a new tool to help focus your camera through a telescope. The Bahtinov mask is designed for visual and photographic use, and can help you achieve perfect focus on your deep-sky object.

Watch as I install the Bahtinov mask on my wide-field refractor telescope for the first time. I share my thoughts on how it works, and whether it is right for your astrophotography setup or not.

After a few clouds and some focusing hiccups, I finally get up and running on the Orion Nebula. Stay tuned to the end of the video for my results.

View the full post on AstroBackyard: http://astrobackyard.com/bahtinov-mask/

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For tips, tutorials and a complete list of the astrophotography equipment I use, visit: http://astrobackyard.com/

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