Newbie Corner - Post your first astrophoto!
Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:06 AM
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:42 PM
I'm quite pleased with the result.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:56 AM
Earlier this year I purchased a Canon T4i for regular use and for astrophotography. Well, this particular model also has video capability, too. I remember before purchasing this that a DSLR that does video, too, could be better than using a web cam. I had tried video with this camera on the moon earlier this year, but I didn't have a big lens attached and it was, well, unimpressive. So, here is a link to the video over on YouTube I just took this evening:
It isn't anything special, just the moon, but pretty neat. I removed the audio track and added one of those loops that comes with the video editing software I have. Nothing to the music, but it kind of fits the look with the wisps of clouds moving past the moon.
Simple setup: C8+ (unpowered, just let the moon drift through) and Canon T4i at prime focus for the first part. Second part: C8+ (again, unpowered), Celestron Deluxe Tele-extender, 36mm Plossl, Canon T4i. Was testing out not only the video capability of the camera on the scope, but also my JMI MotoFocus I just stuck on as well.
EDITING NOTE: Just reposted to YouTube...apparently the loops that come in video software are no longer allowed on YouTube or something like that, so my video was blocked to viewers. Quite amazing. So, the link above is the new one. Instead of music, I used MY OWN recording of a thunderstorm from last year as background. Silly.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:46 PM
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:37 PM
Here's my first attempt at something other than a planet: M42 (of course), unguided, 60 seconds at ISO 160 with my little Panasonic DMC-GX1. I think I'm addicted.
And so you should be ! Very nice !
Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:52 PM
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:21 AM
BTW, it's pretty cool that you can see the four brightest stars in the Trapezium in your photo -- mine are all blown out.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:37 PM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:36 PM
I took 10 stills I was going to try and stack them with deep sky stacker but I did not do very well on the first try
I know more now than I did yesterday...
Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:08 AM
Just a moon shot, pretty fast: 1/60 iso 100 then blacks brought out a bit in PS
Also a pretty cool video of a plane going across the moon:
Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:14 AM
1/180 ISO 3200