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SneakyCrusader
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Oct 20, 2017 14:15 |  #1

have always wanted to try shooting the Milky Way and decided last night was a good a time as any.

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Oct 21, 2017 18:46 |  #2

SneakyCrusader wrote in post #18476981 (external link)
have always wanted to try shooting the Milky Way and decided last night was a good a time as any.
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Hey Charles,

great start into astro photography
well done :)


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Canon 5D3, 6D, 700D, a bunch of lenses and other bits, ohhh and some Pentax stuff ;)

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Oct 23, 2017 21:40 as a reply to Davenn's post |  #3

Thanks! Had some problems with the lens fogging up as the temperature dropped that night. any tips for that issue?


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Oct 23, 2017 21:46 |  #4

SneakyCrusader wrote in post #18479467 (external link)
Thanks! Had some problems with the lens fogging up as the temperature dropped that night. any tips for that issue?

Heat strips. Or hand warmers (the kind you shake up and they get hot for a little while). If your lens is hotter than the dew point, it won't dew over. Knowing humidity for your evening tells you how hot you have to be. I live in Florida and at night its 99% humidity (which means ambient temperature IS the dew point), so I just heat things up hot and I don't do any measurement or anything. But the more you get into astro, the more you know that goal #1 is to manage dew. And that comes from heat. It can be an electric strip like a little heat pad, or chemical warmers, etc. That's up to you. You can get cheap Gosky strips on Amazon. Power with a lithium power pack (Talentcell). Both cheap and work great.

Ex of a camera lens wrapped with an element heater strip:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/JKQZ​53] (external link)20160708_011106 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

Ex of a large scope and a guidescope, both with heat strips around their front elements (electrically powered with a battery):

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/SjP9​Fr] (external link)IMG_5106 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

And good milky way. :)

Very best,

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