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Pagman
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Nov 28, 2017 19:22 |  #1

Hi folks,

So I had another go at deep space photography last night, making the most of the clear cold nights, I set myself up on my tiny patio surrounded by houses, and waited for Orion to show itself, I was rewarded about an hour later but there was a bit of high level cloud that kept popping up.
Anyway I decided to try to push the exposure time a little further, but knew I would be facing the possiblity of some star trailing, anyway I set it to 1.6sec f4 Iso 6400 and managed to get about 50 frames and 10 darks, then it was back inside in the warmth nice cuppa and popped the files into deep space stacker, I messed around with the setting (as I dont fully understand it like I do Lightroom etc) and after doing some work in LR5 and photoshop cs2 - this is what I got.
My very first Orion shot by me.

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Roy ­ A. ­ Rust
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Nov 28, 2017 21:44 |  #2

Pagman wrote in post #18506293 (external link)
Hi folks,

So I had another go at deep space photography last night, making the most of the clear cold nights, I set myself up on my tiny patio surrounded by houses, and waited for Orion to show itself, I was rewarded about an hour later but there was a bit of high level cloud that kept popping up.
Anyway I decided to try to push the exposure time a little further, but knew I would be facing the possiblity of some star trailing, anyway I set it to 1.6sec f4 Iso 6400 and managed to get about 50 frames and 10 darks, then it was back inside in the warmth nice cuppa and popped the files into deep space stacker, I messed around with the setting (as I dont fully understand it like I do Lightroom etc) and after doing some work in LR5 and photoshop cs2 - this is what I got.
My very first Orion shot by me.

P.

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Well, you're doing it the hard way, but you're getting there. Not bad considering the handicaps you impose on yourself, by only having one LONG lens, and no tracker. You might be able to get 2 seconds exposure without having the star trails become too bad, but I know you have to use what you have. At least as persistent as you are, you will produce better and better images. It can be a long learning curve. Hang in there!




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Nov 28, 2017 22:17 |  #3

Roy A. Rust wrote in post #18506369 (external link)
Well, you're doing it the hard way, but you're getting there. Not bad considering the handicaps you impose on yourself, by only having one LONG lens, and no tracker. You might be able to get 2 seconds exposure without having the star trails become too bad, but I know you have to use what you have. At least as persistent as you are, you will produce better and better images. It can be a long learning curve. Hang in there!


Thank you roy, Its getting to know dss that to me is the learning curve, understanding what each setting does to the final output.

I have tried another one same shots just changed the setting in dss abit.


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Nov 29, 2017 21:55 |  #4

Nice starting off shots. I still remember how happy I was when I got my 1st Orion by holding a camera up to an eyepiece by hand. This is a link to a youtube video that shows how to use DSS and PS and the guy also shoots with a tripod and no tracking. May be helpful to you.

https://youtu.be/e0JST​F8SGi4 (external link)

My 1st Orion :) It's neat to see we have the same color and orientation. This was a single exposure but with a telescope...it got me hooked

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Nov 29, 2017 22:19 |  #5

Toxic Coolaid wrote in post #18507129 (external link)
Nice starting off shots. I still remember how happy I was when I got my 1st Orion by holding a camera up to an eyepiece by hand. This is a link to a youtube video that shows how to use DSS and PS and the guy also shoots with a tripod and no tracking. May be helpful to you.

https://youtu.be/e0JST​F8SGi4 (external link)

My 1st Orion :) It's neat to see we have the same color and orientation. This was a single exposure but with a telescope...it got me hooked

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[IMAGE'S LINK: http://s347.photobucke​t.com ...ionwidesetedited.jp​g.html] (external link)


Cant see it - its a photobucket shot.

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