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Jan 25, 2013 08:17 as a reply to  @ post 15531541 |  #16

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Jan 25, 2013 09:42 |  #17

Romax12 wrote in post #15531488 (external link)
no. the software i'm using doesn't require any black frames to create star trails. Though i would like to know why do people put black frames ?

From what I understand, shooting the black frame helps the software know what to expect to be in each frame, whether that be dust, spots, dead pixels, etc. That way it can remove it from the finished product. But I could be wrong...


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Jan 29, 2013 15:52 |  #18

It looks very good to me.


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Jan 29, 2013 22:07 |  #19

That's pretty awesome first trail photo, I took my first (and last) star trail 2.5yrs ago in my backyard, I was pleased but didn't get as nice of colors as you did. Kudos!




  
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Feb 01, 2013 11:47 |  #20

Very neat image, I really like the color in it. I need to get out and try this myself.




  
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May 20, 2013 15:02 |  #21

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #15531541 (external link)
Did you take this image to LR after you stacked all of the immages together? Were the stacks shot in RAW? Thanks.

shot in raw. made some tweaks in lightroom for first picture and synced the settings to the rest. than exported the whole set to .tiff format (the software can't work with raw), and pressed start. after that I took the final pphoto to lr for final editing.


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May 21, 2013 09:46 |  #22

What was ur ISO and Aperature?


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May 21, 2013 14:23 |  #23

Gizmo1985 wrote in post #15952950 (external link)
What was ur ISO and Aperature?

My question as well ^^ That's an amazing picture Romax

This was my first (and will be last unless I can find some good advice) attempt at astrophotography. I know now that I went about it the wrong way but hey, it was a first attempt :) I used Magic Lantern (alpha) on my 7D and this was a 10 minute exposure at ISO 100. Noise was horrible, as expected, so I posted original and fixed versions an another thread. You can find them here. I always welcome comments and critique! Thanks for any input!

https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=15952902#po​st15952902


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May 21, 2013 14:33 |  #24

thanx keyfox11. and for both of you - I don't remember the exact iso, but I think it was 200-400. Aperture was f4.0


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May 22, 2013 14:30 |  #25

Okay folks. Needing some advice here. Last night I set magic lantern to take 150 shots, 20 seconds each. Used f4.5, ISO 100. I certainly got the effect I wanted but my trails were not straight at all! I used the mirror lockup function in ML (Mirror up 1.5 seconds before the shutter opens) to no avail. I'll post the final if requested but be warned, it's horrible and I'm embarrassed! :oops: I AM using a cheap tripod. Would that be my only problem? The tripod/camera was not touched during the entire 1.5 hours.

EDIT: Should I use IS or not?


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May 23, 2013 06:41 |  #26

keyfox - what do you mean by "trails not straight? can you post an image or something?


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May 23, 2013 11:10 |  #27

I am NOT proud of this picture! I guess there's only one way to learn... Here goes nothing.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

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May 23, 2013 11:20 |  #28

At least your trails are connected. Every time I've tried star trails mine come out as dotted lines. :(


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May 23, 2013 12:19 |  #29

keyfox11 wrote in post #15959882 (external link)
I am NOT proud of this picture! I guess there's only one way to learn... Here goes nothing.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

I think its either a bad program youre using for stacking the images or your camera isnt steady enough. Were there any winds or something like that that might made your tripod move during the shooting?


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May 23, 2013 12:28 |  #30

keyfox11 wrote in post #15957323 (external link)
Should I use IS or not?

Definitely turn IS off...

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