Astrophotography

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by moxxham, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. moxxham macrumors 6502

    moxxham

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    Does anyone here do astrophotography? If so, I would be interested in seeing some of your work. Especially deep sky photography. I'm looking at getting a decent telescope to get some awesome galaxy and nebula photos!

    These are two images of the Milkyway I took about two weeks ago, about an hour out of Sydney.

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  2. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    I would like to try it so would be interested in keeping abreast of your exploration.

    I live in Glasgow and the nearest dark sky site is 2 hours away so not really practical.

    I looked at a telescope a while back but I was getting into stupid money and also too big to transport territory so lost interest.

    Nice shots! Tell us some details.. settings, post processing technique?
     
  3. xStep macrumors 68000

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    There is an on going thread here with many astro pictures.
     
  4. MacRy macrumors 601

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    Very nice. I'd love to be able to get out and do some myself but, like Kenoh, I live in a really badly light polluted area so it's just not practical for me.
     
  5. USAntigoon, Jun 25, 2016
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    I have been trying to better understand how to do this kind of photography...
    Have a reasonable fast wide angle lens with the least amount of coma, I use a Zeiss Distagon 2.8/21mm.
    Have a sturdy tripod, use Manual focus only (very important) and use bulb mode with a good timer remote shutter control.
    Basic starting settings:
    400%F.L(divide 400 by the focal length)=slowest shutter speed (to avoid star trailing)
    for f/2.8 use 6,400 ISO (adjust ISO to stay below the max shutter speed avoiding star trailing)

    This shot was taken not under ideal conditions, some hazy sky was present..



    [​IMG]Starry Night398 by US Antigoon, on Flickr
     
  6. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    [​IMG]

    taken 2 years ago. I am heading on a 7 day backpacking trip to the Wind Rivers in WY next week, so i should have plenty of night shots since it is a new moon on 7/4!
     
  7. MacRy macrumors 601

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    Fabulous shot. Wow.
     
  8. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    I HAVE DONE SOME MILKY WAY SHOTS HERE AND THERE
     

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  9. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Nicely done.
     
  10. mtbdudex macrumors 68000

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    Dark skies are your best friend.
    Welcome to the night world!
    AS noted there's a thread I started with many photo examples and techniques discussed.
    I suggest before you rush out and get a telescope, you work on wide angle imaging using a tripod.
    Learn from that, then see if you really want to jump into the rabbit hole of telescopes......
     
  11. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    These are really amazing shots. Thank you for sharing. :)
     

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