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    A Photo For Bobbyray

    There was a thing on TV last week about stargazing and they showed you how to take photos of stars.... Much head scratching and muttering later I managed this shot of Orion from the backgarden.

    For the tech heads it's a Sony A100

    Focal Length 18mm
    Aperture 5.6
    Exposure 15 seconds
    ISO 1600
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    Fraser

    Ahhhhh you are now a space addict.

    lol, this is great. and who would have thought you could do this with a digital SLR camera from your back yard? It appears that you had some backlight interference. I assume you used a tripod at 15 sec exposure. hehe It is nice to be able to track so you can do a longer exposure for better images. I am quite impressed though with your results.

    A little trick...... take a piece of cardboard, 8x10 or bigger and wrap it around the lens base with the outer edge wider, cone shaped and about 10" out from the lens, this helps to eliminate a lot of ground backlight.

    Also, if you have a telescope or binoculars, put it on a tripod, get the image set to shoot and quickly put your DCam up to the view lens and focus.....take the shot....wow.

    If you look into the sword of Orion.....closely.... it is a mass of beaUTY.
    AND check out the Pleiades..... 7 sisters

    Thanks for sharing the image, very nicely done. Great work.

    The attached photos from NASA. Orion and 7 Sisters
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    Cheers mate, I do have a telescope a Meade etx 80 but haven't got a SLR adapter for it yet, still on a learning curve with it but yeah I've always been fascinated with space.

    We have a lot of light pollution here, moved out from the city and it got better, trying to move further out in the sticks where it's darker still.

    Here's another one... That's a plane trail not a UFO by the way.
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    Very Nice one too! I like it.

    I think that I have actually used about every size of telescope for astrophotography.... Deep space is so amazing.

    Have you considered a ccd camera for the telescope to- your computer or tv ? works great and not expensive. I get audio too. Mostly the Sun and Jupiter/IO and the galactic background from my radio (the NASA Jove project.)

    Well Happy star gazing and remember: Keep looking UP!!!!!

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    Look here

    Have a look at my astro photos:
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    narf

    excellent work! congratulations!

    ahhhh but can you paint that? lol

    Give it a shot!


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    Hey Narf those are great, was the moon shot done with a CCD camera?

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    just cheap cam

    Quote Originally Posted by fraser_paice View Post
    Hey Narf those are great, was the moon shot done with a CCD camera?
    No, it was done with an Canon Ixus 430 digicam through our club telescope.
    All automatic with underexposure correction. The camera was connected to
    the large 50cm telescope you can see on the right side.

    Our club built its own observatory.

    The starfields are done with a Canon EOS 50D and the EPS 17-88mm.


    @bobbyray
    And yes - I can draw such images but only with real paper, pencil and airbrush. I did tons of them. (sorry for the low image quality of the car -
    maybe I should scan the photo again.)
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    narf,

    Cool! and a nice van too. kinda reminds me of the 60s. spacey

    You should try UIC . (Universe image creator plugin or stand alone program by diard software) it is awsome for creating space art, couds, sky day/night. The plugin works in artrage.

    You should also try with a 35mm cam/ Infrared BW (Kodak 2481 film)
    wow what a difference it makes for telescope deep space shots.

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    @bobbyray

    No, I won't use real film again.

    I will stay with DSLR or maybe use the club's CCD-Cam. You really get faster
    and better results with digital cameras and stacking a series of images.
    You just have exposure times of about 60 to 180 seconds, take several
    pictures and than stack them with a software like RegiStax. http://www.astronomie.be/registax/


    You can rework Canon 350D and Canon 1000D cameras and remove the
    infrared filter. Then you have a great Astro-Cam for nebulae. But you should
    do that with an extra cam, because the cam is quite useless for normal
    photography then.
    http://www.balkonsternwarte.de/Umbau...eite_350d.html
    http://www.baader-planetarium.de/sektion/s45/s45.htm
    (Sorry, I do only have German links.)

    Here some photos which were made by my club mates with digital cameras
    (Canon 20D, Canon 1000D, Canon 350D)
    and CCD:
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