Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:14 PM
EOS 1100D, Canon 50mm EF f/1.8 II lens @ f/1.8
Single 3s unguided exposure
Post in StarTools and PSP9
Larger (1755x1227) version here.
Large annotated version here.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:25 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:27 PM
I really had no idea how it'd do for SEAP though...I'm quite pleased.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:09 AM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:12 AM
Some good details and there are a lot of fun targets for this lens.
Thanks! As said above, I was quite pleased with this lens's performance...this was the first target I'd shot with it, and was genuinely surprised by the amount of data it pulled down in such a short time. I'm really looking forward to shooting more targets with it.
Excellent image - I like your star colors.
Thank you, sir. I'm obliged to StarTools.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:48 AM
How long exposure you think you could go before you gey trailing?
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:28 AM
My apologies for the oversight...thought I'd put ISO in the OP, see I missed it. This was shot at ISO6400.
I was blessed to be in a dark blue area on one of the most perfect nights of transparency and seeing I've ever shot in. I wouldn't be surprised if it's several YEARS before I see another night like it.
I shot several different test shots out there, and with the lens simply on a tripod, I was able to get out to about 6 seconds without notable star trails...at 8-10 I was starting to see some eggs.
In this particular case, 6s was over-exposing some of the bright stars of the W, so I gave 3s a try, and liked what i saw in BYE's preview window. Had a hunch there'd be plenty there for StarTools to work with, and thankfully I was right.