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  1. Wonderful image! May I ask: The camera, is it fullframe or DX format? Asking this because I might want to try the same region with a DX 35mm F.18 I have to my Nikon D5300 (aps-c), and trying to figure out what the fov would be.
  2. Hi, Generally zoomlenses doesn't really have that "oumpf" when it comes to clarity and sharpness, however this zoomlens has gotten consistently good reviews. Also I think that the higher FR contributed further to the sharpness . It is just a slight tad softer fully wide open at F3.5, so it was lucky I forgot to open the aperture fully. I've tried the 35mm F1.8 fixed lens also and even though it is a fantastic lens in all aspects, Miky Way is imho not the right target for that lens. In general I like it when MW shots are very dense and 35mm tend to open it up way too much for m
  3. And here is the final image including flats. Made the image a little cooler overall also.
  4. Hi guys! As the weather has been clear. I have taken the opportunity to do some shooting Wanted to shoot another object, but since my AVX mount didn't behave well at 300mm FL (usually tracks well but could hear some strange glitches from the drivetrain tonight), I decided to go widefield instead. I just love shooting the Milkyway and since I had to change plans and rethink, I decided, just for the fun of it, to try with 240 seconds at 1600 iso, just to see what I would be able to pull out. And the result is very promising. Will shoot some flats tomorrow to complete
  5. Hi folks! For various reasons I managed to get only slightly over an hour imaging time. Pretty pleased with the result nontheless. Equipment: Nikon D5300 Celestron AVX mount Nikkor 18-300 @ 135mm F6 Exposuretime 240 secs / image 20 lights out of which 15 got stacked 20 darks 20 bias 30 flats Aaaaaaand... the image
  6. Very nice especially for a first attempt! Looks crisp and natural!
  7. What can I say. Not only is it a beautiful capture of the Milky Way, but you also nailed the composition as such. Thanks for sharing
  8. Thank you I just felt I maybe processed it too hard and since it's always fun to go back and reprocess the data with new learned insights and ideas, I might do just that some day. But overall happy Thank you! Always nice to get an opinion from another set of eyes. May I ask which version you prefer the most?
  9. Yeah do so Maybe you cannot go 240 or above seconds with 50mm but you don't know until you try, you can just try with an exposure for say 240 or 320 seconds and then analyze that frame and see how the stars look, if they look okay just fire away I generally tend to not think "I cannot do this" but rather "What if I can?" which tend to open up much more possibilities So give it a go and see what the result is. We're going to have clear weather in Sweden Sunday night so if the prognosis is true, I will probably go out and do another sequence
  10. I don't see why you couldn't That mount is the predecessor of the AVX iirc? Should have similar capabilities, and also that low fl is very forgiving I even forgot to do a proper polaralign for this shot, just sighted in Polaris over the mount saddle.
  11. Both images are absolutely fantastic. Composition, background, just everything is brilliant. Beautiful!
  12. Forgot to take flats, but shot some 20 darks and 20 bias. 10 x 240 seconds unguided Nikon D5300 Celestron AVX mount 18-300mm lens @ 18mm F 3.5 ISO 400 Can see some vignetting due to no flats but overall nice picture. 1st one more or less straight out off DSS, other one postprocessed in PS. In retrospect I should not have shrinked the stars so much, because I like how "explosive" the image feels when the stars are so visible. Might try another postprocess somewhere in between these two. Taken 2 weeks ago. Pretty dark. Have
  13. One of my favourite targets. It is beautiful just as it is, with it's overall composition, but even more interesting when you take a look at the different types of stars in the clusters. We can see white/blue as well as orange/red ones. 25 lights x 90 sec each 20 darks 20 flats 30 bias frames just 'cos they're easy to grab TS Optics 115mm triplet apo Celestron AVX Nikon D5300 And yes, the picture..
  14. Yes, dew heater solutions will be amongst my future purchases
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