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  1. Jun 29, 2016 #101


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    hi ya

    this one is about the cheapest I could find that has manual focus
    manual focus is critical for doing star photography


    let me know if that is within your budget or you can extend a bit further so I can make some better suggestions
    obviously ... have a look in your local camera shop and get the US$ price for that model :smile:

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  2. Jun 29, 2016 #102
    Hi Dave, That would be an ideal camera, thanks for the suggestion. I have been playing around with my brothers NIKON COOLPIX L840 and considering that however the Canon seems to be a much better deal, (I have found that where optics and electronics is concerned "better deal" does not mean cheaper) The price range of the Canon is about right and as you can see, aside from the sale price the US equivalent is about the same price as in Oz dollars, http://www.bestbuy.com/site/canon-p...lack/2761156.p?id=1219556849220&skuId=2761156
    Now all I have to do is package this deal and sell it to my wife as something she really needs also,:wink: This shouldn't be all that difficult as shes been bugging me about getting a new camera for a while. We live on a very conservative budget while she is recovering from a stroke but should be able to put that amount together within the next month so hopefully the sale price will still be available in early August, with a little luck by October-November a first good telescope should be in the works also, The mountain peaks here average between 2000 and 3000 meters and when the air is cold they make some awesome viewing of the night sky.
    Cheers, 1oldman. :smile:
  3. Jun 29, 2016 #103


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    Whatever you do, listen to that one line; "manual focus is critical for doing star photography"

    I want to stab myself....... :oldcry:
  4. Jun 29, 2016 #104


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    not only is the canon a better deal
    that Nikon Coolpix DOESNT have manual focus and only has a longest exposure of 4 seconds

    The Canon does have manual focus and it's longest exposure time is 15 seconds, which is great for star pix

    ohhh exposure time is inversely proportional to focal length ... the longer the focal length the shorter the exposure time before star trails occur


    PS.... all these posts should really be in another thread of their own :rolleyes:
  5. Jun 30, 2016 #105

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    Truer words have rarely been spoken.
  6. Jun 30, 2016 #106

    Coming attractions :woot:.
  7. Jun 30, 2016 #107
    Point well taken, these tips will end up saving me significant money as well as substantial heartbreak, I really do owe you guys more than a simple thanks :smile:

    Don't do it! I'm pretty sure the experience is overrated. :frown:
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    This is a great suggestion, there is always a shortage of good advice in the world.
  10. Jun 30, 2016 #110
    Not quite in space, but going to space... I simply had to share the photo here when I saw it a while ago...
    Source: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150524.html
  11. Jul 1, 2016 #111
    south of Australia.jpg
    Here's one for Dave, NASA's pic of the day, south of Oz.
    And another "killer" ISS view. :thumbup:

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    Cygnus returning from...
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    Western US
    western us.jpg
    Eastern US
  17. Jul 6, 2016 #117
    I chose to show some pictures of the ISS from Earth:

    And a time lapse:
  18. Jul 9, 2016 #118
    A couple of APOD beauties here. :thumbup:
  19. Jul 10, 2016 #119
    Night time lights over Europe.
  20. Jul 10, 2016 #120
    Earth seen from space Time-lapse footage - ISS FullHD 1080p Night/day

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