Scanning in your old astrophotos
Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:18 PM
I have a question for you old film veterans what do you think comes closer to the look of the old film shots ccd or video with a Mallincam or DSLR ?
The reason I am asking as I would like to do some deepsky photography in the future and I am not sure which way to go.
One thing for sure is that my telescope time is valuable as astronomy conditions in Alberta are not the best so I am leaning toward the Mallincam for it's more immediate results.
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Exposure was 45 mins on tp 2415 film that was hypered taken in 1987.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:35 PM
The Pleiades photo is the best. It's like to be inside the cluster!
Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:05 AM
Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:32 AM
havent seen one of these in a long time
Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:43 PM
Now 35 mm format is so big!
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:57 AM
The last scanner seems to be the worst..it scans everything really dark. Maybe it's just a matter of playing with the settings some more.
Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:14 AM
If your software doesn't seem to allow enough control, you might look at the vuescan program:
You can try it out free, and the price is pretty reasonable.
It supports many abandoned scanners and gives you far more control than the original manufacturer's software in many cases. I've been using it very well with my old Nikon LS-1000 35mm scanner, which Nikon abandoned so long ago, the last drivers for it were for Windows 98!
The only downside of the software is that it's quite complex, so it will take some time to get the most out of the software... which reminds me... what software are you using to post process the scan? Most astrophotos also take a fair amount of post processing to be able to see the full range of the scan.
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Those were the good old days.
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