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AstroMan0
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Reged: 06/19/12

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First Photo With Hypered Tech Pan new
      #5492936 - 10/28/12 11:01 AM Attachment (68 downloads)

Hi everyone,
I just started out with astrophotography. After some thought, I decided to try using film. At first, i tried using color film, but I couldn't get good results due to light pollution. I then decided to try hypering some Tech Pan, and using a red filter to help with the light pollution. So far, I have loaded and hypered a few short rolls, took a few short exposures, and developed them in my grandfather's darkroom. The photo below is a 5 minute exposure, and the film was developed in D-19 for 10 minutes, and printed on Ilford multigrade paper. Critiques and feedback are welcome.

Clear Skies,
Noah


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Nebhunter
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Reged: 10/04/03

Loc: Frostbite Falls
Re: First Photo With Hypered Tech Pan new [Re: AstroMan0]
      #5493175 - 10/28/12 02:22 PM

Noah - this is a wonderful start. Having access to a darkroom and equipment is a huge bonus. Treasure it and work on your skills. There are also books you can read or internet search for shooting with film. Covington's Astrophotography for the Amateur. Robert Reeves - Wide Field Astrophotography. Wallis & Provin A Manual of advanced celestial photography.

The Wallis & Provin book would probably be the best of the bunch as it deals with B&W films - darkroom techniques - Hypering film - a complete manual so to speak.

Good decision on using film. We have many here with years of experience as well regarding the above items. Ask away and welcome.

igor


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Michal1
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Reged: 07/25/10

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Re: First Photo With Hypered Tech Pan new [Re: Nebhunter]
      #5493442 - 10/28/12 05:52 PM

Noah, what did you used for hypering - forming gas, pure hydrogen, ...? I'm getting interested in hypering, too.

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AstroMan0
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Reged: 06/19/12

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Re: First Photo With Hypered Tech Pan new [Re: Michal1]
      #5493527 - 10/28/12 06:50 PM

I used 8% hydrogen forming gas. This can be mixed by companies that supply gas. I think welding companies might supply it too. I hyper for 72 hours at 50 degrees Celsius.

Noah


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Giorgos
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Re: First Photo With Hypered Tech Pan [Re: AstroMan0]
      #5494323 - 10/29/12 09:53 AM

Better scan the negative not the print from it. Its difficult to justify from a scanned print.Welcome to the forum!

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