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Pleiades and Hyades - a 1/2 hour experiment through thin clouds

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#1 2ghouls

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 10:52 PM

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This is more of my vision for a future shot I want to do. This version I'm sharing is just a 25 minute snapshot through thin clouds that created halos a bit bigger than I like, especially on the lower half (Hyades). Still thought it was interesting enough to share.

 

Details:

Sigma 105mm Art at f2, Nikon d800 mod, iOptron SmartEQ Pro+ mount

48*30"

SQM=20.75

 

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:54 PM

 I may not know what I like, but I know everything about art.    Astonishingly    beautiful.    Awesome in the true sense of the word. If Monet had been into astro-photography his work would look very much like this. You can do different, but not better.  


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 12:15 AM

Looks surprisingly deep considering both the 25 minutes and clouds (the f/2 lens and SQM probably helped). This is certainly a nice look and that's why some use soft blur filters when doing very wide-field imaging with short camera lenses. Thanks for posting your results.


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#4 2ghouls

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 01:02 AM

Looks surprisingly deep considering both the 25 minutes and clouds (the f/2 lens and SQM probably helped). 

Yeah, I was surprised too. While I had seen many shots of the brown, dusty stuff in this area, I didn't think I would be able to capture it this well with 30 second subs and a short integration. Too bad about the clouds, I think the dust in the bottom half is a bit blurred.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 01:17 AM

Reminds me of the Akira Fuji shots from back in the day !

 

For comparison here is the almost identical field using the 105 with an unmodified camera and no diffusion.

 

https://clarkvision....8.k-0.25xs.html


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 12:09 PM

There are fog/diffusion filters for camera lenses that can accomplish the effect anytime you want.

 

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