Hi, I’m new to cloudy nights. My name is Kat but growing into CaptainRWMExplorer.
Anyways, I recently got my Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 and I have no clue how to get my star to be points! And I’m having a hard time getting the Exposure and ISO right for Nebulea and Galaxies. Specifically Owl Nebula, Bode’s Galaxy, and the Orion Nebula.
• Sky Watcher Star Adventurer 2ii
• Canon T3i unmodified (I know. “Get A Full Frame!!”)
• Rokinon 135mm F/2.0
I started with the canon rebel Ti and Tamron 18-200mm 3.5-5.6. So this is a BIG upgrade. For me.
I have polar alignment down pack, but the stars still look like unfinished circles. I set it to all the way infinity but it still looked weird. When I did put it a little before infinity the stars sort of looked better.
Where should I set the focus to get point stars? Are there any methods to get my stars to be points and not weird rings or bloated stars? What is the best F stop?
I have used SO many different exposure, ISO, and camera settings and all I am able to see is stars. Or it’s over exposed and I see the brightness of my light polluted sky.
What settings should I use with this set up?
Is the Owl Nebula, Bode’s Galaxy, and Orion Nebula bright enough for my Rokinon Lens to see?
I know it can be done but I’m struggling. YouTube videos don’t explain everything. Can anyone please help me?
Pictures are in my gallery titled: Struggling Astro Images
Edited by CaptainRMWExplorer, 08 May 2021 - 11:42 AM.