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Rho Ophiuchi with Sony a7s

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#1 maadscientist

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Posted 21 June 2022 - 09:15 PM

Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex. Last year the smoke from the western fires really killed summer imaging. I jumped on this June 1, 2022 with my Askar 200 lens on a sony a7s. I ran out of time before I got a lot of exposure, but turned out ok. Stack 18-30 second subs using an STC LPR.. Will revisit and add to my data as well as go wider. Click on the image for a larger sharper version..

 

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 02:10 PM

Great shot, I have envy. That target is on my list but will have to wait for next year. I only get 2 hours per night and it only just touches 20' above the horizon so I am going to have to plan a multi night trip to a dark site and make sure that everything is running perfect to get this one. Or book a summer trip to Texas where the summer nights are long and Rho Ophiuchi gets higher in the sky.


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Posted 26 June 2022 - 01:13 PM

Beautiful.


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Posted 28 June 2022 - 09:05 AM

Great Photo!

Couple of questions....

 

Is the A7S camera you used astro-modified?

 

What exact filter from STC did you use?

 

Thanks


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Posted 28 June 2022 - 09:25 AM

Very nice catch! Love the colors.


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#6 maadscientist

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 12:52 AM

Great Photo!

Couple of questions....

 

Is the A7S camera you used astro-modified?

 

What exact filter from STC did you use?

 

Thanks

Yes, I own 3 Sony A7s cameras. Two are modified and cooled from CentralDS. I used one of those for this image. I have a modified a7s3 for Halpha which is not cooled.

 

I used the STC Astro Multispectra for this image.




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