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GothicFighter

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  1. True. Grandpas, here I come. More close-to-reality photos: That thing in the second photo is the roof of the balcony.
  2. A few minutes ago I had a huuuuge surprise. I looked up at the sky and stood there with my jaw opened for a couple of seconds. I've never seen so many stars in my life. And I thought I lived in a light polluted area. Well, the previous observations were easy to do cuz' there were only a few stars visible. But now... I get lost among all those stars. Here's a cropped photo showing Alderbaran and M45. I tell you, it looks 10x better in reality then in the photo+i could'nt capture the stars above(4th floor balcony).
  3. Thanks. Yes, it'll be alright to resize them.
  4. Amazingly clear sky tonight. Took 2 more photos from the small balcony. Same camera, same settings.
  5. First one, second one and third one. --- After weeks of cloudy skies I've managed to get a clear sky night(by accident. Just got out to take a clean gulp of air when I've seen it). Oh well, I've learned 2 more constellations. Too freezing cold to make hand-drawn sketches but I've managed to get a couple of photos. G'night lads.
  6. Thanks! Well, I'll buy my first pair a binoculars in about 2 months(a Celestron Skymaster 15x70 ) so nothing expensive(for now, of course ) @jgs001 Indeed, it was a single image. I've heard about the software but does it actually do something if I only stack images with the same exposure etc.? @spaceboy The camera was on a simple tripod(which I'll use for the binoculars). The photo was took in 8 seconds so I don't think there was a need for a tracking mount. Thanks again for the feedback. Let's hope I get clear sky soon.
  7. Well, here is it lads. Finally got a relatively clear sky. Still some clouds roaming around but it's OK. My first photo of the sky ever took: Samsung ES-10 point-and-shoot digital camera. 8s shutter speed ISO 400 I'm pretty excited. There are stars that I couldn't see with my naked eyes that showed up in the photo. Really surprised.
  8. Well, here is it lads. Finally got a relatively clear sky. Still some clouds roaming around but it's OK. My first photo of the sky ever took: Samsung ES-10 point-and-shoot digital camera. 8s shutter speed ISO 400 I'm pretty excited. There are stars that I couldn't see with my naked eyes that showed up in the photo. Really surprised. Also I'm going to edit the image(crop, maybe add some annotations) and post it again. I'm also going to make more photos tonight:D
  9. Beautiful image. What software have you used for stacking?
  10. Thanks a lot. Your comment helped me a lot. And as a fun fact, just a minute ago I found out that my digital point-and-shot cheap camera(samsung es10) had customizable settings(including ISO,exposure,lots of image quality settings)... Thanks God I've found it. I will most certainly use the digital for now(easier). Next time I get a clear sky I will take a photo and post it here.
  11. Hey. I'm into astronomy for ~1 month. I know the basics(stars, constelations,nebulas,messier obects etc.). Until I get a pair of binoculars I though I'd start doing some photos of the sky. My dad has one camera. It's an old "Minolta Maxxum HTsi", it's not digital(it has film) and I've found the manual for it. Kind of overwhelminn. I know absolutely nothing about cameras. It got a lens which has zoom and focus. If it help, I can tell you what's written on it: "AF ZOOM 28-80mm 1:3.5(22)-5.6, 62mm". Whatever that means. Anyway, I need some basic tutorials. I want some easy, free lessons but which explain every single bit(ISO,exposure,lens etc.). I've also got one tripod with a weight hook which I think is necessary. Thanks in advance and sorry for the non-knowledge. edit: ISO goes up to 6400 and aperture up to 22. Is it good enough for astrophotography?
  12. Hey. I'm into astronomy for ~1 month. I know the basics(stars, constelations,nebulas,messier obects etc.). Until I get a pair of binoculars I though I'd start doing some photos of the sky. My dad has one camera. It's an old "Minolta Maxxum HTsi", it's not digital(it has film). I know absolutely nothing about cameras. It got a lens which has zoom and focus. It writes "AF Zoom" "0.38 m/1.3ft MACRO" and "AF 28-80". Anyway, I need some basic tutorials. I've tried searching but I only hit sites like "buy this book to learn" blah blah. I want some easy, free lessons. First on what all those lens do, and then about exposure, ISO and stuff. I've also got one tripod with a weight hook. Thanks in advance and sorry for the non-knowledge.
  13. I suppose you mounted it in the telescope's eyepiece? Although you've said nothing about a telescope in your post
  14. All Mass Effect books by Drew Karpyshyn. Love the game and love the books.
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