Astrophotography photos


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One of my recent favorites, of the Andromeda Galaxy:



- Warren
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There are lots of lovely shots here - I particularly like Russ' - I'm very impressed with the detail you got on those galaxies. I'm going to spend some time looking through all of these!

I feel a duty to link to my observatory's Astrophotography page. Not everything is up there - just some particularly nice shots people took through our old facility. We're currently in the process of setting up the main instrument at the new one.

Bridgewater State University's Astrophotography
Enjoy!

Edit: Wow, chroot - that's lovely. I'm confused as to how I missed it five minutes ago!
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The aurora were out last night and I took some pictures.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69555355@N07/6965195608/
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Quote Quote by sas3 View Post
The aurora were out last night and I took some pictures.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69555355@N07/6965195608/
Nice!
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http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b.../NearFull1.jpg

This was two nights work just fiddling around, I have no kind of equipment to actually do any real astrophotography but I gave it a shot.

Taken with a Bushnell Dob 8" using afocal coupling and a cheap digital camera (real cheap) and an 18 mm lens.
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I Shot this with my Coulter Odyssey 1 and a cheap Garmin GPS (has a built in camera like a cellphone) held up to the eyepiece

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69555355@N07/7112650509/
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Quote Quote by sas3 View Post
I Shot this with my Coulter Odyssey 1 and a cheap Garmin GPS (has a built in camera like a cellphone) held up to the eyepiece

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69555355@N07/7112650509/
Nice! I like it!

I see we had the same problem with way too much light as the details (except near the edges) got a bit washed out. (Putting the camera up to the lens = afocal coupling, or something... heh)
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I used an off-axis aperture stop as seen below
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1119/...4d4c8a2f41.jpg (Not my picture)

That helps a lot, without it the moon hurts your eyes.
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Hi noob here :) I only recently managed to really get into astrophotography (kids often dictate otherwise i.e no time!), and decided to test run my shiny new camera on the super moon. I did manage to get a few reasonably good shots, but they were all a bit too dark. I looked.up some advice on the best settings to use on my camera, and was recommended to switch the ISO to 100. I tried again the next night but just couldn't get the exposure right. Any suggestions? I'm using a fuji HS20 EXR bridge camera. Thanks in advance!
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Bikersquirrel, I don't shoot with a normal camera so I can't really help you much on the settings, but if you head over to cloudynights.com and hit up the DSLR forum or beginning and intermediate astrophotography forum there should be plenty of people who can help you.
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And one more Venus Sun Transit.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69555355@N07/7158344253/
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Excellent shot of the transit of Venus Sas3!
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Thanks I just through something together to take some pictures since this will not happen again for 105 years and I wouldn't have another chance to see it. I did have several people stop to see what I was doing and had one person try to look into the wrong end of the telescope, just love when that happens....LOL
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Quote Quote by Bikersquirrel View Post
Hi noob here :) I only recently managed to really get into astrophotography (kids often dictate otherwise i.e no time!), and decided to test run my shiny new camera on the super moon. I did manage to get a few reasonably good shots, but they were all a bit too dark. I looked.up some advice on the best settings to use on my camera, and was recommended to switch the ISO to 100. I tried again the next night but just couldn't get the exposure right. Any suggestions? I'm using a fuji HS20 EXR bridge camera. Thanks in advance!
Put it into manual mode and just play with different ISO, aperture, and shutter speed settings until you get the right one, that is the nice thing about digital cameras no film to waste.
I have a GE 14 Megapixel camera similar to yours however with mine I do not have a way to set it to manual focus, (don't know if you have the same settings) so it is almost useless to use through my telescope. Manual mode on my camera lets me set the ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, but no dam manual focus....
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Only an amateur photographer and astronomer here, yet I love combining the 2 professions! Will post photos later... stay tuned...
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I just bought a Nikon D5100. I have an 18-55, 55-200 and a NIKKOR AF-S 50mm f/1.8 Lens. What else do I need? Can anyone give me any advice? I've only practiced at our local observatory but that was much easier. I'd like to do some astrophotography without the use of a telescope. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Quote Quote by AnnieJackson View Post
I just bought a Nikon D5100. I have an 18-55, 55-200 and a NIKKOR AF-S 50mm f/1.8 Lens. What else do I need? Can anyone give me any advice? I've only practiced at our local observatory but that was much easier. I'd like to do some astrophotography without the use of a telescope. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I'd say you need something to mount the camera on. If you plan on doing any exposures longer than about a second or so you need a mount that tracks the sky. Luckily your camera has a relatively low amount of magnification so the accuracy of the mount does not need to be as good as what a telescope generally needs. If you're interested in astrophotography then I would suggest heading over to www.cloudynights.com and going to the forums there. That is pretty much the goto place for the hobby.


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