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#1 Achernar

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:15 PM

While most who were photographing the recent eclipse with DSLR's or other digital cameras, I only had my old Nikon F3-HP available so I pressed it into service and successfully photographed the eclipsed moon. During totality, I had no idea of what exposure time to use at F/10, so I bracketed and took shots with exposure times up to 60 seconds. I used Fujicolor Xtra 400 speed color print film which was processed at a local lab, then scanned into my computer. The telescope was a 8-inch Celestron EdgeHD on an AVX mount. The results I got were better than I dared hope, I never took long exposure photos through this telescope that succeeded before.

 

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#2 Todd N

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:36 PM

Great shot. I admit, I pussed out and image the Blood Red Moon with my DSLR even though I considered film. I regret I didn't use my C8 like you did for that image scale. "Astrophotography for the Amateur" by Michael Covington has exposure tables for such, really useful to have on hand.

 

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 06:06 AM

Excellent colour depth.

 

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:37 AM

Nice shot!



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 12:27 PM

While most who were photographing the recent eclipse with DSLR's or other digital cameras, I only had my old Nikon F3-HP available so I pressed it into service and successfully photographed the eclipsed moon. During totality, I had no idea of what exposure time to use at F/10, so I bracketed and took shots with exposure times up to 60 seconds. I used Fujicolor Xtra 400 speed color print film which was processed at a local lab, then scanned into my computer. The telescope was a 8-inch Celestron EdgeHD on an AVX mount. The results I got were better than I dared hope, I never took long exposure photos through this telescope that succeeded before.

 

Taras

Nice shot!

 

I used Ektar 100 for the eclipse, and like you had to take a WAG on the exposure. I had a decent idea what it *should* be, but not knowing the reciprocity characteristics of Ektar, I wasn't sure how long to go. Luckily, film (even Ektar 100) has tremendous exposure latitude, so the consequences of guessing wrong aren't severe.

 

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 06:26 PM

Nice shot!

 

I used Ektar 100 for the eclipse, and like you had to take a WAG on the exposure. I had a decent idea what it *should* be, but not knowing the reciprocity characteristics of Ektar, I wasn't sure how long to go. Luckily, film (even Ektar 100) has tremendous exposure latitude, so the consequences of guessing wrong aren't severe.

 

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Gary

How did your photos turn our?

 

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:10 PM

How did your photos turn our?

 

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Good--I'm pleased. (You can see one of my shots on my FilmAdvance.com web site--I probably should have mentioned that.)

 

I also shot digital and it made for an interesting comparison. Digital is much easier in every way, but that's not to say you can't get good results with film--as your image shows.

 

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:00 PM

Nicely done Taras!

 

I was hoping someone here would be using film to capture this event, our forecast was horrible that day - so I didn't even give it a thought. 

 

Glad to see a shot of it, (and also Gary's) thanks for posting up here. waytogo.gif

 

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 03:11 PM

I shot some slides, but have not had time to process them.



#10 shiaki_astro

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 03:37 PM

This is truly a nice shot!



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Posted 26 January 2019 - 06:54 PM

Nothing wrong with that one!




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