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Oct 28, 2010 15:50 |  #61

I like that caspase8 - Space tourism.

Mike - That information is good, but only useful for people in your neighborhood.

For those who aren't aware of it, the tool for this job is The Photographers Ephemeris (external link). It's a nice, easy to use app that tells you when and where the moon and sun rise/set for any location.

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Oct 28, 2010 16:15 as a reply to  @ SteveInNZ's post |  #62

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Oct 28, 2010 16:33 |  #63

caspase8 wrote in post #11183057 (external link)
Hi all,

I am new to Astro-photography and already am very much excited by it.

This is my first shot of the night sky.

"You don't need a telescope" is an amazing thread. Hope to get more photos and learn more about astro-photography on this thread. Any suggestions, threads, web-sites for learning to shoot and process photos of DSO's using normal cameras (like canon 40D) and lenses (18-55mm, 70-200mm F/4)?

http://www.mediafire.c​om …DSLR_Astrophoto​graphy.pdf (external link)


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Oct 28, 2010 16:38 |  #64

Heres one that might boggle your mind . Took this in the daytime , afternoon actually 12-01-08 , 4:26pm , 135-400mm Sig APO @ 215mm , f/9 , ISO 200 , 1/400-sec . on tripod . I knew Jupiter and Venus were close by so looked for them with a scope first then positioned the camera/lens and kept widening the FOV until i captured all 3 in the same frame . Also added a CDC info for that day .




  
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Oct 28, 2010 16:46 |  #65

fjellklatrer wrote in post #11183324 (external link)
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Is this the Milkyway or the California Nebulae ? Sorry , hard to tell cause on my screen it's 99% red :oops: .




  
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Oct 28, 2010 18:01 |  #66

Celestron wrote in post #11183474 (external link)
Is this the Milkyway or the California Nebulae ? Sorry , hard to tell cause on my screen it's 99% red :oops: .

It's the Milky Way, Ron.
It is really red with the dark points clipped however.


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Oct 28, 2010 18:30 as a reply to  @ tkerr's post |  #67

I merged (3) 20 sec exposures in PSE8 of the ISS, kinda cool.
Taken 4/12/2010, original thread here https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=854855

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Similar, July-4-2010 ISS captured - by mistake (six 20 sec exposures), original thread here https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=897492
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Oct 28, 2010 19:56 |  #68

Canon 30D and the Tokina 12-24 f4:

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Oct 28, 2010 22:50 |  #69

Celestron wrote in post #11183434 (external link)
Heres one that might boggle your mind . Took this in the daytime , afternoon actually 12-01-08 , 4:26pm , 135-400mm Sig APO @ 215mm , f/9 , ISO 200 , 1/400-sec . on tripod . I knew Jupiter and Venus were close by so looked for them with a scope first then positioned the camera/lens and kept widening the FOV until i captured all 3 in the same frame . Also added a CDC info for that day .

Simply this is just cool to see!
Did it require much PP to bring all 3 together in the image or they were so close on exposure just visually "there" and nothing special PP wise?
Now if you had just captured a big 747 flying between them.....


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Oct 28, 2010 23:11 as a reply to  @ mtbdudex's post |  #70

Great star trails over H20 Shaman!

My 3 loghome star trails in 2010.....orig thread herehttps://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=898844
(I'll have to shoot some startrails in the wintertime)

The ISS is the 6 sequential streaks, the green streaks are lighting bugs, I captured a faint shooting star to the right of the roof going horizontal.
(individual frame look confirmed it)
-108 images @ 20 seconds each, ISO 800, T1i +kit 18-55 IS lens @ 18mm f4

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Taken 7/11 1:26am thru 2:27am, just over 1 hour images
-178 images, ISO400, 20 sec each, f 3.5, T1i +kit 18-55 IS lens @ 18mm
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Taken 7/16 late with my new Canon 15-85 @ 15mm, stacked multiple photos shot at ISO 400 and 20 second exposure each.....with and without the airplane.....
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This one taken "up north" Hillman, Michigan Aug 8 where it was DARK, but the clouds came in during the shot muddied up the trails....did not see them so much in the nightime..
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Oct 29, 2010 00:10 as a reply to  @ mtbdudex's post |  #71

This is such a cool thread! I'll play.

Here's a couple of shots a day apart of the Moon, Mercury and Jupiter in the last week of 2008. You can just make out three of Jupiter's moons in the first one.

Canon 50D, ISO 400

First one: EF 55-250 IS, 110 mm, f/5.0, 4 sec
Second one: EF 24 - 105 L, 55 mm, f/4.0, 2 sec


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Oct 29, 2010 02:30 |  #72

Celestron wrote in post #11183474 (external link)
Is this the Milkyway or the California Nebulae ? Sorry , hard to tell cause on my screen it's 99% red :oops: .

I am pretty sure that it is the milky way. I just pointed the camera straight up and this is what I got.




  
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Oct 29, 2010 07:49 as a reply to  @ fjellklatrer's post |  #73

It was getting kind of foggy on this night so I decided to get a shot of our group (www.bsraaa.org (external link)). 50D 12mm f/4 20sec ISO800 tripod mounted.


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Oct 29, 2010 08:56 |  #74

mtbdudex wrote in post #11185415 (external link)
Simply this is just cool to see!
Did it require much PP to bring all 3 together in the image or they were so close on exposure just visually "there" and nothing special PP wise?
Now if you had just captured a big 747 flying between them.....

Thanks mtbdudex ! What i did is i put a small 80mm refractor on my tripod and saw that they were all there cause i check Cartes Du Ceil programs at times to see how close any planets or the sun is to each other . Found them all but could not see them all together in the scope at the same time so i put my Sig 135-400mm APO on camera and tripoded and started shooting the moon upclose and with each shot i kept the moon to the far left of the frame and continued opening WF until the frame included all three planets . I had to zoom in each shot after i took it to make sure it was actually there . Once i had all three in the frame where i wanted them i shot lots of exposures until i was able to get one i was satisfied with . Only problem i had was the tripod not being a tracking mount i had to continue turning the tripod head with camera to keep up with the moon movements . It was fun and neat to see planets in the daytime . Being careful not to get close to the sun you can find daytime planets if you know where to look and then search alot or have a go-to mount that is already PA then you can just go-to it :) !




  
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