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Smittty692k4
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Messing with wife's Nikon new
      #5735181 - 03/15/13 10:41 PM Attachment (25 downloads)

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

Edited by Smittty692k4 (03/15/13 10:44 PM)


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Smittty692k4
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Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: Smittty692k4]
      #5735204 - 03/15/13 10:54 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

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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NeilMac
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Loc: MedHat, AB, Canada
Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: Smittty692k4]
      #5735290 - 03/15/13 11:33 PM

Nice

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terry59
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Re: Messing with wife's Nikon [Re: Smittty692k4]
      #5735585 - 03/16/13 06:48 AM

Nice start. Careful or you'll get hooked!

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drbyyz
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Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: terry59]
      #5735837 - 03/16/13 10:04 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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lakeorion
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Reged: 08/03/10

Loc: Lake Orion MI
Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: drbyyz]
      #5735971 - 03/16/13 10:59 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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guyroch
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Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: lakeorion]
      #5736311 - 03/16/13 01:32 PM

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

LOL

Guylain


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Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: guyroch]
      #5736633 - 03/16/13 04:49 PM

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

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Smittty692k4
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Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: Raginar]
      #5736762 - 03/16/13 05:56 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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lakeorion
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Loc: Lake Orion MI
Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: Smittty692k4]
      #5737577 - 03/16/13 11:06 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

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

Edited by lakeorion (03/17/13 01:48 AM)


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ben2112
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Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: lakeorion]
      #5737696 - 03/16/13 11:43 PM

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


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lakeorion
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Reged: 08/03/10

Loc: Lake Orion MI
Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: ben2112]
      #5737913 - 03/17/13 01:59 AM Attachment (6 downloads)

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...

Edited by lakeorion (03/17/13 02:00 AM)


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ben2112
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Reged: 07/12/12

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Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: lakeorion]
      #5738232 - 03/17/13 09:09 AM

Umm.. Something to do with that mouse.. I think.

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NeilMac
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Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: ben2112]
      #5739027 - 03/17/13 04:22 PM

Awesome LOL !

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Smittty692k4
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Re: Messing with wife's Nikon new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5752654 - 03/23/13 08:38 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.

Edited by fishonkevin (03/24/13 01:58 PM)


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