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Astrophotography photos

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HeLiXe
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Jul10-11, 08:35 AM
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I do not even own a telescope -_- I do look at the sky quite often, and since I have moved light pollution is very minimal. I need to get a telescope before the beginning of next year but am still researching which one to get. Lovely pictures on this thread :) one day I will be adding some of my own.
Drakkith
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Jul10-11, 04:36 PM
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You can get a 5-6 inch scope for pretty cheap. 100-200 bucks for a good deal, depending on what you want on it.
Shovel
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Aug13-11, 05:49 PM
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Does anyone know where I can find data on meteor rates for various meteor showers? I was out last night with my T1i and tripod and managed to capture one. My shots are a little lacking though, and I spent a lot of time fiddling with my camera instead of watching the sky. I'd like to try again with some new settings and connect my laptop to the camera for automation, but I want to include some sweet, sweet math into the mix.

What I'm looking for is any data regarding the distribution of meteors in the sky by date, so I know roughly how many to expect given my view of the sky and I know when to stop looking. Any compiled data regarding the statistics of meteor distribution would be awesome.
sas3
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Nov8-11, 11:41 AM
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Just trying out setting on my camera and caught a plane and a meteor and thought I would share it. 30 second exposure F3 cheap GE 14.1 meg pix camera.
It's a nice camera the cheap part was the price.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6955535...n/photostream/
Drakkith
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Nov8-11, 05:37 PM
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Nice! I don't even have a camera with adjustable exposure other than the one specifically for my telescope.
Redbelly98
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Nov8-11, 10:51 PM
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Quote Quote by sas3 View Post
Just trying out setting on my camera and caught a plane and a meteor and thought I would share it. 30 second exposure F3 cheap GE 14.1 meg pix camera.
It's a nice camera the cheap part was the price.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6955535...n/photostream/
As Drakkith said ... nice! Even without the meteor.

I'm not spotting the plane, where is it?
sas3
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Nov8-11, 11:57 PM
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The plane is the bright streak the meteor is to the right and much dimmer heading into the trees
russ_watters
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Nov13-11, 02:37 PM
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Haven't done much lately, but here's a shot of Jupiter last week, with Io passing in front of it. I took a dozen sets and the quality was inconsistent, but this is one of the better ones. I'm still working on processing and will probably put together an animation of most of the transit.
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chroot
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Nov16-11, 04:41 PM
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One of my recent favorites, of the Andromeda Galaxy:



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Jamie Kern
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Dec20-11, 01:19 AM
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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!
sas3
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Apr24-12, 08:16 PM
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The aurora were out last night and I took some pictures.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69555355@N07/6965195608/
Drakkith
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Apr24-12, 10:24 PM
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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!
Some Slacker
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Apr25-12, 02:21 AM
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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.
sas3
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Apr25-12, 08:56 AM
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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/
Some Slacker
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Apr25-12, 06:21 PM
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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)
sas3
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Apr26-12, 12:21 PM
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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.
Bikersquirrel
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May15-12, 02:57 PM
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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!
Drakkith
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May15-12, 04:39 PM
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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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