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Astrophotography

Discussion in '"Umm, Photography?"' started by Walter White, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I didn't get the lens until after sunset, but I decided I just had to try it out. If the picture will get big enough on this forum you can see the Pleiades pretty clearly in the center of the two houses. ISO 3200, f2.8, 5 second exposure.
     
  2. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Cool! Did you crop any of that image? It looks like you may have some slight decentering to the right side of the frame but that could just be due to the angle of the shot or cropping. If it is decentering that is a common problem with this lens and it dosnt look bad, just something to be aware of if you want to return it for another copy or if you are happy with the images it dosnt matter. Where did you buy it form B&H? Im planning on doing red rocks around 9pm on either Saturday or Sunday night. Either of those work better for you?
     
  3. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I didn't crop it, I think I need to take some more shots to test for decentering. Those two houses in the picture are build kind of at a V to my backyard and they are both uphill from me....so I'm hoping it's the angle of the shot? It will be interesting to see what Red Rocks produces. I need to be down in the Denver area on Sunday afternoon....so if Sunday night would work I could just mill around until 9. ClearDarkSky.com will go 2 nights out so by Saturday we should have a peek at Saturday night and Sunday....if Sunday looks worse I can make Saturday work too.
     
  4. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Very nice. Random tidbit, I named my daughter the Japanese name for the Pleiades constellation ;)
     
  5. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    My wife informed me that Saturday night would be better...
     
  6. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks Kris for the tips! I think this is my favorite one, I didn't mess with it a ton. I feel like I learned that I really need a lot more practice!
     
  7. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    It was a good time thanks for going! We will have to do it again. You just need something that can process a raw file to tease out more detail, but it does take a lot of practice, Im still learning as I go. Considering the high winds blowing the cameras, numerous clouds and light pollution from the town below I'm surprised we got anything at all. You will have a much easier time in Utah.

    Here are a few of the better ones I got.

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  8. rjl45

    rjl45 Copepod

    Really like the last one Kris! The tree adds a great textural component.
     
  9. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    So my travel plans changed from Bryce Canyon in Utah to my Mom's house in Western Washington because my daughter is in a walking boot which equals no hiking in Utah. Never the less, I wanted to try some Milky Way shots with the Rokinon f/2.8 14mm. The first two pictures are edited post production, the second two are straight out of the camera.

    30 sec. f/2.8 ISO 3200



    Not the Milky Way, but cool shot looking out towards Victoria BC. 20 sec. f/2.8 ISO 4000



    25 sec. f/2.8 ISO 3200, untouched straight out of the camera.



    15 sec. f/2.8 ISO 5000 straight out of the camera


    From the neighbors front yard, 25sec. f/2.8 ISO 4000
     

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  10. tomtom2245

    tomtom2245 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'll join in the astrophotography fun! Sadly I haven't been out with the telescope or camera to get any good pictures of the stars lately but hoping to change that with our trip to AZ later this month. Dug through some of my old photos to share!


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    Saturn
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    One of my earlier attempts at deep space objects. This is the Orion Nebula and was actually taken with good old fashioned film camera mounted to a telescope.
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    And a total lunar eclipse compilation from start to finish.
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  11. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Awesome Guys! Great stuff here
     
  12. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    I agree!! These are awesome shots!
     
  13. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Cindy you live in a prime area for astro and milky way shots. I looked up your area on a light pollution map and its pretty much non existent. I wish I knew about this when we were out there. Could have gotten some killer astro shots with the ocean. I guess Ill just have to come back. ;)
     
  14. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yes, light pollution is basically nonexistent here. Especially on our hill. You DEFINITELY need to come back!!
     
  15. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    A little more processing, Kris I am trying Nix which Google released for free this past month. Used to be $150 or so for the full suite...now entirely free.
     

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  16. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    I love free stuff! Downloading that now.

    Kris- I need some advice on gear. Let's talk when you have a chance?
     
  17. JodiI

    JodiI Amphipod

    Wow!!!! Gorgeous! It was nice before the processing, but now!
     
  18. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    FYI it's Nik. Nix is for treating lice!
     
  19. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    LOL, close enough for government work.
     
  20. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks Jodi!
     

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