Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:58 PM
Things are going okay with focusing. I am thinking of parfocalizing my illuminated reticle and focusing through that. As for the film, I think it may have recorded more nebula, but I really have no idea how to post process. After I scanned the negatives at my grandmother's house, I tried playing with them in Photoshop a little, but I had to stop and finish at home. When I tried to edit them, they were read-only, and The only way I could edit it was to use the snipping tool and save it as a new file. This produced very low resolution compared to the original, though. I think the film is okay. It was sold on Ebay with a guarantee, and the seller posted a scan of a negative he took of a daylisht scene, and it looked fine. It expired in 2000, but it was frozen, and since Tech Pan is so slow,it expires very slow anyways. A possibility could be that I didn't hyper long enough, or at a high enough temperature (I'm still working on getting the temperature up). Another possibility may be that the filter blocked so much light that I needed to expose longer to produce the same density on the film as an unfiltered exposure.
Thanks and clear skies,