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basketballfreak6
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Jun 10, 2016 07:55 |  #2056

FuzzSummit wrote in post #18033675 (external link)
Whoah, those are awesome! At first I thought they were untracked, but even tracked, they're still outstanding! Well done. Especially that first one -- should be in a magazine or on a poster.

thanks so much mate, you did pretty damn well yourself to be able to get those shots without a tracker!


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Jul 11, 2016 11:39 |  #2057

Pushed my gear to the limits. Camera 5D MkIII on tripod, lens Sigma 150-600mm Sport + 1.4X extender. Manual mode. Lens optical stabilizer is off, autofocus is off. Aperture as wide as possible (f9), mirror locked up. First time used Bahtinov mask for focusing on stars - checked Live View at 10X + magnifying lens - looks good. Hocked up wireless shutter remote to reduce any camera shake. ISO 320. Took over a dozen shots with different shutter speed. Only one was acceptable for editing. All others were too bright/too dark or blurred by wind or atmospheric fluctuation. One more or less good shot edited in Photoshop - little more contrast, little more vibrancy and little sharpening. 400% crop! And it is what it is: I have Jupiter!
No Jupiter moons visible, because their brightness is too different. Need to take special photos of the moons and merge them with Jupiter. Anyway, I am quite satisfied what my lens can do. :-D

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Jul 11, 2016 12:32 |  #2058

Slagrim wrote in post #18063960 (external link)
Pushed my gear to the limits. Camera 5D MkIII on tripod, lens Sigma 150-600mm Sport + 1.4X extender. Manual mode. Lens optical stabilizer is off, autofocus is off. Aperture as wide as possible (f9), mirror locked up. First time used Bahtinov mask for focusing on stars - checked Live View at 10X + magnifying lens - looks good. Hocked up wireless shutter remote to reduce any camera shake. ISO 320. Took over a dozen shots with different shutter speed. Only one was acceptable for editing. All others were too bright/too dark or blurred by wind or atmospheric fluctuation. One more or less good shot edited in Photoshop - little more contrast, little more vibrancy and little sharpening. 400% crop! And it is what it is: I have Jupiter!
No Jupiter moons visible, because their brightness is too different. Need to take special photos of the moons and merge them with Jupiter. Anyway, I am quite satisfied what my lens can do. :-D
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Great shot - its amazing what is possible with a little patience and effort.

P.


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Jul 11, 2016 12:35 |  #2059

I have been re editing some of my Jupiter pics and I think I have squeezed out a little bit more detail.

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Jul 11, 2016 14:32 as a reply to Pagman's post |  #2060

Thank you Pagman.
"Great shot - its amazing what is possible with a little patience and effort." - very much true!




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basketballfreak6
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Jul 31, 2016 05:01 |  #2061

IMAGE: https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8622/28051886314_05f159d1a4_b.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/JJRf​uj] (external link)Lagoon and Triffid (external link) by Tony (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8080/28051938014_78e17a9d29_b.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/JJRv​RG] (external link)Eta Carinae (external link) by Tony (external link), on Flickr

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Aug 15, 2016 05:21 |  #2062

North America and Pelican Nebulae

i am really proud of this one as it was a bit of a challenge, shot in the 'burbs in my backyard (light pollution orange zone), the nebulae was quite low in the sky, then there is the moon high up in the sky (waxing gibbous 66%)

this was just over 1 hour of data stacked, i also included a comparison of single sub before stacking and editing :)

~70x 1 min subs, 20 darks and 20 bias, stacked in DSS, edited in lightroom, used PS to shrink stars

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/LbmH​qi] (external link)North America and Pelican Nebulae (external link) by Tony (external link), on Flickr

single sub vs stack/edit :P

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/L8uS​UG] (external link)North America and Pelican Nebula Before Stacking vs Post Editing (external link) by Tony (external link), on Flickr

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Feb 27, 2017 09:41 |  #2063

I'm starting to do some astrophotography. This is my second or third try, really happy.
I know there are a lot of best images in the forum, but i'm just happy. I took the images from my balcony, at a normal city (1500000 people), with light coming of course from the city.

580 light frames 1 second
50 dark frames
50 bias frames

Stacked in DSS

Canon 70d, Sigma 50-150 f2.8, no tracker, just taking 20 frames each time, moving the lens, and so on.

A lot to learn !!

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Mar 04, 2017 00:22 |  #2064

Great to see more Aussies putting great work on display!


Canon 60D gripped,70-200 2.8 IS, Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Tamron 15-55 2.8 non VG

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Mar 05, 2017 21:19 as a reply to basketballfreak6's post |  #2065

Outstanding shots. Care to post details?


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basketballfreak6
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Mar 07, 2017 01:24 |  #2066

AdamJL wrote in post #18292962 (external link)
Outstanding shots. Care to post details?

hey Adam i wrote about the details inc subs + programs used just above the pic itself :D


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Mar 07, 2017 18:13 |  #2067

The Veil shot with my skytracker and a tamron 70-200 2.8 @ f4.
Trying out my new asi1600mm cooled. 20, 90 second exposures with both HA and OIII filters.
So only one hour integration time.

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Mar 08, 2017 07:48 as a reply to okieplainsdrifter's post |  #2068

Mmm that's nice!


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Mar 08, 2017 23:34 |  #2069

Not nice, superb


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Mar 09, 2017 02:29 |  #2070

Wow, there's some super stuff on this page! Tony, do you use an LP filter? I am in the middle of the city too and want to get some DSO shots but I've not bothered to try so far because I am afraid everything will be washed out.


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