Scanning in your old astrophotos
Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:28 PM
One of things I have done is dusted off my old photos and scanned them and enhanced them as best I could.
This photo is on TP 2415 hypersensitized in forming gas. Photographed with a 12.5 inch F-6 Newtonian and an Olmpus OM-1 camera. Exposure time was 45 mins approximately.Mount was a homemade HEAVY fork mount with a 12 inch Thomas Mathis worm drive.
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Here is a Cygnus loop picture again using TP 2415 on a 12.5 inch f6 homebuilt Newtonian with homemade off axis guider.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:13 PM
Loved that C-8 and so I now own a Vintage 1982 as well as a Nexstar 8 se and hopefully soon a CG-5 mount( on order) I am back in business!!
Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:48 PM
I use a Lumicon that I've had since about 1999.
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The patience and dedication to produce these works cannot go without notice. This is why there were so few astrophotographers in those early days.
So glad to see these posted. Feel free to jump back in, we'd love to see something new after a long hiatus with the camera and scope.
Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:30 PM
How did you learn the technique? Did you have a copy of Wallis & Provin or a good group of people around?
Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:41 AM
I have slowly been taking my 35mm negatives in and having them rescanned to CD. I have my old Comet West 1976C that I am slowly processing out the dust and scratches.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:28 PM
Sure has been a lot of changes in astrophotography and amateur astronomy in these past 30 or so years.
Here are some of my favourites 1) Goto mounts alt-azm as well as equatorial 2) web cams for solar system photography (great!!!!)3 ) Video cams for live deep sky views and with the goto mounts and the video cams I think I will be doing some armchair viewing here in Alberta in my den with fireplace on this winter.4) The internet and forums like this one.
Here is an Orion Nebula shot I scanned off a 5*7 .
Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:59 PM
That is some incredible FOV. What a perspective. I could go on. And I will - inside voice now.
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