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Here are some astrophotos I've taken lately

  1. Feb 24, 2015 #1
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  3. Feb 24, 2015 #2
    Really nice photos! I like the Milky Way and the aurora! What equipment are you using?
     
  4. Feb 24, 2015 #3
    Aurora was an accident lol. I was messing with star trails and i noticed i had about five shots like that.

    Canon 5dmii on tripod for the aurora.
    And the milky way was with my barndoor tracker with 5dmii 21 x 3 min shots at 6400 iso using 17mm f/4 lens edited in Lightroom and Photoshop stacked in starstax.
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2015 #6

    Andy Resnick

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    My advice is to not live where it is extremely cold and cloudy for 4 months. Orion has been teasing me all winter.....
     
  8. Feb 24, 2015 #7
    I moved to the desert of eastern wa from Bellingham on the coast (cloudiest city in the continental us) I feel your pain ☺
     
  9. Feb 24, 2015 #8

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    great collection of pix there, Scott. You are off to a fine start :)
    looking forward to seeing more from you as time goes by


    cheers
    Dave
     
  10. Mar 2, 2015 #9

    Andy Resnick

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    Tonight the clouds parted and I bundled up to get some pics of Orion and the nebula- I'll stack them tomorrow, while I'm cleaning all the condensate off of my lenses and sensor. Here's some single-frame images- not the best, but whatevs...

    with the 85mm, near full-frame:
    DSC03084_zpsbmmrgu2s.jpg

    at 400mm, zoomed in about 80%:
    DSC03167_filtered_zpsvplqx1xy.jpg

    the moon, shining brightly (800mm, 100%)
    DSC03191_zps7sj6orh5.jpg

    and Jupiter, nearby (also 800mm)
    DSC03199_zpsf8iruc1y.jpg
     
  11. Mar 2, 2015 #10

    davenn

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    good stuff, Andy :)

    I did a moon shot a few nights ago, the moon is too bright to photo anything else LOL ....
    800mm (100-400mm with x2 teleconverter), f11, 2500 ISO, 1/320 sec

    2015_02_28_3156-1a.jpg


    cheers
    Dave
     
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    Andy Resnick

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    Here's the results after stacking... much improvement.

    85mm_zpscgqv4gov.jpg

    orion2.TIF%20RGB_zpswmazjxoi.jpg
     
  14. Mar 3, 2015 #13
    simply awesome. I want to try to get m42 but my tracker has been acting crazy lately
     
  15. Mar 3, 2015 #14

    davenn

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    That's nice Andy, well done :)
     
  16. Mar 10, 2015 #15

    Andy Resnick

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    Last night was a bit warmer, so I could stay out longer- here's two crops of the same object (M42), about 12 minutes total integration time at 800/5.6, ISO 1250:

    Composite.tif%20RGB_filtered-1_zpskhkg5ie5.jpg

    and at 100%:

    Composite.tif%20RGB_filtered-2_zpsbgluw6qs.jpg

    M42 reminds me of a Shadow battle crab....
     
  17. Mar 11, 2015 #16
    Nice pics - astrophotos are something I want to start doing, particularly time exposures, time lapse & a combo of both. I've got some passable moon shots with my Pentax K10D with a 250mm lens and my NEX-5N with a 200mm - but that's about it.

    I purchased a Tempus/Astrus time lapse trigger that will take a predetermined # of long exposure images, but haven't been able to figure out how to best use the manual focus on the NEX-5. I've also got the time lapse app for the A5100 my wife uses, but have yet to try it.
     
  18. Mar 15, 2015 #17

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  19. Mar 15, 2015 #18

    davenn

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    Thanks Chronos

    Looks interesting, haven't seen that one before

    Dave
     
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