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#1 Smittty692k4

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:41 PM

Wanted to use the intervalometer tonight, but ran out of time. Instead, shot some pics just goofing around. Not professional by ANY means, but not bad for the very first time (besides the comet 2 night ago)

First is the 4 upper stars of the Big Dipper

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:54 PM

Next, my favorite, is the bottom half of Orion, with a tree in the bottom left. I think it looks cool anyways.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

Nice :)

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:48 AM

Nice start. Careful or you'll get hooked! :crazy:

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:04 AM

Not bad, you should try adjust the camera so you can get all of Orion(or at least the "body") in a single frame. Great start!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

I've been on that path. Keep using 'her' camera, return it to daylight settings 'most' of the time. ;)
Eventually the CFO will concede that you need an astro modified camera of your own so she can have hers back.
Make sure your astro modded camera can accept filters for daylight use also - that way when you go to the zoo you can end up with 400 pictures of animals instead of 200!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

Does you wife knows you're playing with her toys?

LOL

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

Man, he's gonna have a cooled CCD in about a year :). Good luck!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

Haha, didnt expect all those comments.

I always put it back on all auto. I turn everything to manual at night. I tried to get all of Orion, but the tripod head wouldnt tilt any higher.
Next order of business is trying that intervalometer.

We shall see!!! Thanks guys.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

What lens were you using on the Orion pic? This FOV is possible with a Nikon 35 prime.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:43 PM

Thanks for sharing. Cool pics.
Which Nikon camera does your wife have?

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:59 AM

We have a D5000. It was our first DSLR and with the 18-105 zoom it's a champ at most things. I took this handheld - three guesses as to where it was...

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:09 AM

Umm.. Something to do with that mouse.. I think. :lol: :roflmao:

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:22 PM

Awesome LOL !

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:38 PM

Ben, she has the D3200.

And Lake Orion, I cant remember exactly. The pack came with 2 lenses. I was using the bigger one "zoomed" out all the way (widest FOV). Im not at home atm, im stuck working, which is also why I havent been on in a week. Im out on location and was pointing out random stuff in the sky to all the other guys workin nights.
Like "Hey, u see that?" "What, that star?" "No, thats not a star, thats Jupiter."

Noone ever believes me. :grin:






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