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Orion, Gemini and the Windmill

 
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Oct 07, 2008 20:41 |  #1

An shot from this weekend of Orion, Gemini and a windmill. Look at the power of that windmill. It is blowing all those stars across the sky! :D

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Oct 07, 2008 22:05 |  #2

Gorgeous, and not just because I love windmills! Love the colors, too.




  
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Oct 07, 2008 22:47 |  #3

Very nice ! Try for 12x10min. shots and stack them and you'll have a great shot with that windmill .




  
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Oct 08, 2008 07:03 |  #4

Celestron wrote in post #6457473 (external link)
Very nice ! Try for 12x10min. shots and stack them and you'll have a great shot with that windmill .

Thanks. I have been toying with the idea of maybe dipping my toes in stacking but there are a few issues. Limited funds, hardware and software. My hillbilly shutter controller (part of a pen tube and some velcro straps) does not lend itself to keeping the camera in the same position. WOuld need to get a *real* shutter controller. Then I need the stacking software. I see most people getting good color are using CS3. I only have lowly Elements. I need so much more than I have and due to recent financial and economic hardships I see no way of buying my way in. Till then I keep trying to do it the hard way. Single image and doing the best I can with the simplistic approach.




  
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Oct 08, 2008 10:32 |  #5

This is a great shot bowtie. Awesome choice of foreground object. Getting these kind of results from modest gear speaks volumes of your skill and determination. I started with very modest set up and I'm still very proud of many of my shots from back then. The challenge and hearing that it "can't be done" motivated me to think around obstacles and find ways to get the shots. Sometimes it didn't work but when it did it fueled my ambition and made me work even harder. Sorry to hear about your hardships, I hope things turn around for you real soon.


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Oct 08, 2008 13:27 |  #6

bowtie wrote in post #6458933 (external link)
=bowtie`;6458933]Thank​s. I have been toying with the idea of maybe dipping my toes in stacking but there are a few issues. Limited funds, hardware and software. My hillbilly shutter controller (part of a pen tube and some velcro straps) does not lend itself to keeping the camera in the same position. WOuld need to get a *real* shutter controller. Then I need the stacking software. I see most people getting good color are using CS3. I only have lowly Elements. I need so much more than I have and due to recent financial and economic hardships I see no way of buying my way in. Till then I keep trying to do it the hard way. Single image and doing the best I can with the simplistic approach.

To start with stacking software can be free . I use Registax 4 (external link) and i have Deep-Sky-Stacker (external link) which both products are FREE !! Both will allow some editing . I have PhotoShop 7 and Elements 2 . I can do pretty much all my editing in either one cause i don't do alot of editing . There is other software worth having and costly but i don't have anything else at the moment .




  
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Oct 08, 2008 15:04 |  #7

I really like the composition with the windmill. A neat shot for sure!


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Oct 24, 2008 15:24 |  #8

great shot


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