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Aug 27, 2019 03:28 as a reply to  @ post 18917229 |  #4441

no problem, also, do u have a remote trigger for your shutter release? That helps keep the camera shake down. The manual focus part can be really hard since max focal length isn't always where it should be. Try playing with it in day light, and see where it has to be for infinity focus. Some people make a mark next to the focus ring so they can find it easier in the dark. One more tip, try playing with the color temp, making it cooler, or warmer and see which one u like.




  
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Aug 27, 2019 16:45 |  #4442

Second Attempt.... My processing skills need serious attention.


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Aug 29, 2019 14:42 |  #4443

It is amazing what you can do in your own backyard. It was nice to find a clear dark night. The second photo you can see the Andromeda Galaxy. I could not see this during the shoot, but it sure came out pretty well in post. I am interested in your thoughts and feedback.


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Aug 29, 2019 15:26 |  #4444

The Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy. I am interested in your comments.


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Aug 29, 2019 19:00 |  #4445

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Second Attempt.... My processing skills need serious attention.


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Not bad at all!


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Aug 29, 2019 19:10 |  #4446

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Nice capture. Try ISO 1600 next time and 10 sec. Nice capture of Andromeda. An incredible website for astrophotography tips with a camera is clarkvision.com.


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Aug 29, 2019 23:34 |  #4447

Quick edits from tonight’s shoot.


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Aug 30, 2019 04:03 |  #4448

new moon, no clouds, and out in the desert...


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Aug 30, 2019 04:12 |  #4449

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Great improvement! Now play with color temps and clarity/dehaze. If the stars are too busy push clarity to the left (the minus side), if you need better color separation push dehaze to the right (+ side). But you're in focus now.




  
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Aug 30, 2019 04:18 |  #4450

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It is amazing what you can do in your own backyard. It was nice to find a clear dark night. The second photo you can see the Andromeda Galaxy. I could not see this during the shoot, but it sure came out pretty well in post. I am interested in your thoughts and feedback.
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at 20mm you can expose for almost 19 seconds, which will give you more detail. When doing PP on MW pics I find dehaze and clarity to be very helpful for bringing out the scar separations and subduing the stars. Color selection is something you can play with too, try backing off the blues and making them less magenta and see if you like that better. Focus is great, composition is good too.




  
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Aug 30, 2019 15:46 as a reply to  @ sogs's post |  #4452

Thanks so much for your feedback. I had a great time doing these and will follow your advice. David


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Sep 02, 2019 22:43 |  #4453

First attempt at the MW. Will have a much better idea of what I'll do next time after getting my feet wet this time around.


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Sep 03, 2019 05:54 |  #4454

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First attempt at the MW. Will have a much better idea of what I'll do next time after getting my feet wet this time around.

did you experiment with different focus settings? In this one, the stars appear to be just out of focus, making them a little larger and more orb like. I have only used that lens once for astro, and for the life of me can't remember where I set focus for the stars.


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