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Feb 11, 2020 22:38 |  #5926

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Jerry,

I use a heavy Manfrotto tripod, with Live View with my Canon RS60-E3 Remote Switch (external link). I have heard the Sigma 150-600 is better than the older 150-500 lens

I don't know what the sample variation is like with the big Sigma Lenses but this site gives you a good idea of the difference between the two.
https://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=6​&APIComp=0 (external link)

Wow!!! There is a big difference shown! Thank you!!

Someday I hope....


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Feb 12, 2020 20:50 |  #5927

84% Gibbous Moon this morning. Hand held and manual focused, Tamron 150-600mm on the Sony 7rii.

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Feb 17, 2020 20:41 |  #5928

Another go at Luna - late afternoon golden hour hence the blue sky.

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Feb 17, 2020 22:58 |  #5929

Started a new workflow for stacking my moon images this time. I think it's not totally sharp since the moon was about 15 degrees above my neighbors house and I used 1/25s for my shutter speed. I could definitely see movement after each set was done, so there was probably some shutter shock happening as well.

Celestron Powerseeker 80EQ, 2x Tamron teleconverter, Canon EOS M6 (2880mm total focal length). I don't have any motors, so I basically put the drive mode on high speed on my camera, hook up a remote and fire away while the moon is in frame. Make adjustments to RA and DEc using slow motion controls and repeat. The below is the best 300 out of 1500 frames. My workflow was:

1. Align images using PIPP, export best 300 images as Tifs.

2. Stack images using AutoStakkert!

3. Open with Registax and adjust Wavelets.

4. Put finishing touches on in PS.


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Feb 18, 2020 00:55 |  #5930

HaroldC3 wrote in post #19011572 (external link)
Started a new workflow for stacking my moon images this time. I think it's not totally sharp since the moon was about 15 degrees above my neighbors house and I used 1/25s for my shutter speed. I could definitely see movement after each set was done, so there was probably some shutter shock happening as well.

Celestron Powerseeker 80EQ, 2x Tamron teleconverter, Canon EOS M6 (2880mm total focal length). I don't have any motors, so I basically put the drive mode on high speed on my camera, hook up a remote and fire away while the moon is in frame. Make adjustments to RA and DEc using slow motion controls and repeat. The below is the best 300 out of 1500 frames. My workflow was:

1. Align images using PIPP, export best 300 images as Tifs.

2. Stack images using AutoStakkert!

3. Open with Registax and adjust Wavelets.

4. Put finishing touches on in PS.
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Very nice shot Harold!


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Feb 18, 2020 08:49 |  #5931

Quick shot of the Moon and Mars this morning, woke up too late to see the occultation.

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Feb 18, 2020 09:12 |  #5932

stevieray wrote in post #19011746 (external link)
Quick shot of the Moon and Mars this morning, woke up too late to see the occultation.

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Beautiful photo of what was there !

We should have swapped locations. I was outside before 4am in a 20mph NE cold wind and watching a solid blanket of clouds roll in.

I’m still trying to warm up.

Again, Nice ! :)




  
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Feb 18, 2020 09:35 as a reply to  @ Park Ranger's post |  #5933

Thank you! It was chilly this morning (for So Cal) but nothing like that!
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Feb 25, 2020 13:52 |  #5934

2% Waxing Moon yesterday evening over OC

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Feb 26, 2020 00:54 |  #5935

stevieray wrote in post #19016263 (external link)
2% Waxing Moon yesterday evening over OC

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Great shot!!!!!!!!


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Feb 26, 2020 20:43 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #5936

Thank you Charles!
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Feb 27, 2020 22:47 |  #5937

Replaced with different orientation.

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Feb 28, 2020 06:29 |  #5938

Lovely capture Mike!

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Feb 28, 2020 11:44 |  #5939

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Lovely capture Mike!

Very best,

Thanks Marty! 4 inch aperture seems the way to go when seeing sucks! lol


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Feb 28, 2020 12:54 |  #5940

HaroldC3 wrote in post #19011572 (external link)
Started a new workflow for stacking my moon images this time. I think it's not totally sharp since the moon was about 15 degrees above my neighbors house and I used 1/25s for my shutter speed. I could definitely see movement after each set was done, so there was probably some shutter shock happening as well.

Celestron Powerseeker 80EQ, 2x Tamron teleconverter, Canon EOS M6 (2880mm total focal length). I don't have any motors, so I basically put the drive mode on high speed on my camera, hook up a remote and fire away while the moon is in frame. Make adjustments to RA and DEc using slow motion controls and repeat. The below is the best 300 out of 1500 frames. My workflow was:

1. Align images using PIPP, export best 300 images as Tifs.

2. Stack images using AutoStakkert!

3. Open with Registax and adjust Wavelets.

4. Put finishing touches on in PS.
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Nice work Harold! Looks like you are working up to a great workflow. I would suggest using a wired release as you are indeed correct you are very most likely getting some movement from mirror slap. When I used a similar setup I found it best to fire off manually one by one spacing about a second apart for getting best images - your setup might be more or less stable - so some experiments! I typically got between 80-200 frames in depending on mangification used. (lenses and teleconverters in my case!) Shutter speed should be higher imo - I found 1/50s about right for simiar magnification - some would say higher yet, but I found 1/50 fine. I look forward to seeing more work!

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