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Feb 14, 2014 18:40 as a reply to  @ post 16586354 |  #1471

Not as celestial as a lot of others here and you certainly don't need a telescope for it. I've posted this photo on other threads here before, but recently re-edited it. Since it was taken from a low angle with such a wide angle lens, the building appeared to be leaning backward. In this edit, I've corrected the perspective and adjusted the white balance. I think it gives me a better photo. I might add that I also had to remove a lot of stars from the photo. I could see the big dipper clearly, since I knew where it was, but other people never noticed the big dipper until I pointed it out to them. This looks more natural because you don't see all those stars when you look up at the big dipper with just your eyes. I'd appreciate any comments and criticism as I am thinking about using this photo in a show.


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Feb 15, 2014 03:17 as a reply to  @ rclester's post |  #1472

Taken with a Canon T4i/650 and a 18-135 STM lens.

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Feb 15, 2014 03:19 |  #1473

Mark Brim wrote in post #11179832 (external link)
HOW did that guy take a picture of a galaxy with an 28-75mm lens?....

I wondered the same. Unless it's taken at 75 and cropped in post (looks like it).


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Feb 18, 2014 20:55 as a reply to  @ virginie24jb's post |  #1474

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Feb 26, 2014 08:31 |  #1475

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Feb 26, 2014 09:21 |  #1476

virginie24jb wrote in post #16690725 (external link)
I wondered the same. Unless it's taken at 75 and cropped in post (looks like it).

It probably was cropped somewhat, but that particular galaxy (M31, the Andromeda Galaxy) is BIG in the sky; it's about 6 times as wide as the moon appears to be, but it's somewhat faint and difficult to see with the naked eye. But it's a good target for a standard camera lens with long exposures.


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Feb 27, 2014 00:17 |  #1477

Posted this a while back in another thread but here is one with my el cheapo sigma 70-300mm APO, shot this at 200mm F5. 1.5 hrs of data at iso 800

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Feb 27, 2014 00:18 |  #1478

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Feb 27, 2014 10:48 as a reply to  @ calypsob's post |  #1479

Had a relatively clear and cold night last night. Uncommon. I took the 6D and 17-40L out on the tripod, and after taking a dozen shots to get the focus as best I could, grabbed a couple of images. This is actually the last one I took, looking a bit south of due West around 11:45, as Orion started slipping down towards the horizon. Couldn't help the streetlight over there, but this was the only direction to shoot in worth the time. North gets too much light from Wilmington and Philly, and east gets nearby townlight. 15 seconds, f/5.6, ISO 2500. Single image.

I may have to just head out to the nearest flat cornfield next time.

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Feb 27, 2014 11:25 |  #1480

JimmyJam wrote in post #16721761 (external link)
Had a relatively clear and cold night last night. Uncommon. I took the 6D and 17-40L out on the tripod, and after taking a dozen shots to get the focus as best I could, grabbed a couple of images. This is actually the last one I took, looking a bit south of due West around 11:45, as Orion started slipping down towards the horizon. Couldn't help the streetlight over there, but this was the only direction to shoot in worth the time. North gets too much light from Wilmington and Philly, and east gets nearby townlight. 15 seconds, f/5.6, ISO 2500. Single image.

I may have to just head out to the nearest flat cornfield next time.

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Feb 27, 2014 15:26 |  #1481

calypsob wrote in post #16720875 (external link)
which lens was this?

Rokinon 8mm!


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Feb 27, 2014 17:15 |  #1482

archer1960 wrote in post #16718951 (external link)
It probably was cropped somewhat, but that particular galaxy (M31, the Andromeda Galaxy) is BIG in the sky; it's about 6 times as wide as the moon appears to be, but it's somewhat faint and difficult to see with the naked eye. But it's a good target for a standard camera lens with long exposures.

Yes, I take back what I said. I think it's possible. I took a few shots of the stars two weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised that I could catch a glimpse (even though it's not clear) of the Orion nebula and I was at 50mm. So I can only imagine what's possible at 300 if the settings are good... ;)


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Mar 01, 2014 22:04 |  #1483

Abandoned mines in very beautiful surroundings - high up in the mountains of Colorado, these mines sit on a ridge at over 9,000 feet up on the continental divide.

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Mar 01, 2014 22:34 |  #1484

Another Andromeda Galaxy (M31). Shot with my T1i and Canon 85mm f/1.8. 60 exposures of 30 sec each at f/5.6, stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and moderately cropped (to 1800x1200), then resized to posting size.

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Mar 02, 2014 00:49 |  #1485

[QUOTE=archer1960;1672​7754]Another Andromeda Galaxy (M31). Shot with my T1i and Canon 85mm f/1.8. 60 exposures of 30 sec each at f/5.6, stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and moderately cropped (to 1800x1200), then resized to posting size.

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So is that the UFO's road is so bumpy or you just captured two drunk UFO align drivers??


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