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#1 TxStars

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 04:51 PM

Ektachrome E100 SW (Old stock)

Takahashi FCT-65

25 Minutes "Manual Guiding"

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#2 canondslr

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 06:48 PM

That looks fantastic!  And with an older stock too! Curious how that would look with the new Ektachrome. 

 

Great to see such solid results with manual guiding.  At a similar focal length, around 300mm, I'd lose confidence beyond 2 or 3 minutes with my current set up. Even with an intensive drift alignment. It works fine for digital stacking, but not for a one off long exposure film image. 

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 10:15 PM

Its not bad for being shot on the road side with 10min of drift alignment.

 

There are some small streaks from tank development and a fair number of dust specs from not having my dust blower with me..

I was going to shoot the new stock right after, but clouds rolled in..



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:20 PM

Ahh... good old roadside guerilla film astrophotography, wait.... what the!? lol.gif

 

Now I've just got this picture in my head... imagine some CN member(s) traveling around in a classic ride - with a vintage scope kit, film cameras and the like.... setting up on some obscure scenic overlook. "Drift alignment looks good - time, 25 minutes - shutter open" he says to himself ready at the guiding eyepiece. Curious passersby wonder as he drives away into the night, "did we just see a time-travelar?" 

 

 

 

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:45 AM

Nice pic! How old is it? I like how the stars look like. Maybe the apo scope made then so nice. What focusing method did you use?



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:44 PM

@ Michal1

 

The image was taken last month  11/22/2019

 

I use a Takahashi FM-60 (60x  focusing Microscope) and ground glass on the film rails.

 

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"Now I've just got this picture in my head... imagine some CN member(s) traveling around in a classic ride - with a vintage scope kit, film cameras and the like.... setting up on some obscure scenic overlook. "Drift alignment looks good - time, 25 minutes - shutter open" he says to himself ready at the guiding eyepiece. Curious passersby wonder as he drives away into the night, "did we just see a time-travelar?"

 

 

This is how we did Lunar graze timings in the 80's -90's.  A group of 5-20 people, but not with classic cars tho..  hahaha


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