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  1. Having another crack at Andromeda tonight, my last chance before the weekend, and I've got opportunity to be in a dark skies pretty much (going by local light pollution data maps.) I've noticed that my last couple of attempts I've totally blown the core. Trying to find the optimal ISO to shoot it at as I've been doing 10000 and 12800 in heavy light pollution. Working with a Nikon d5300 at 200mm and f / 4.8, which I know is far from ideal but for now that's the kit I have to work with. Doing 2 second exposures with darks and offsets. Any quick advice would be much appreciated ?
  2. Second attempt at astrophotography with my canon 1300D untracked (first was orion ). Shot under dark skies of himachal pradesh (India). Stacking done in DSS and processing in Gimp. Any suggestions would be appreciated. especially regarding the trees at the bottom. Total exposure time - 20*20 seconds Shot with - Canon EOS 1300D (untracked) (unmodded) Flats and Biased frames included
  3. My first try at astrophotography, the orion. Taken with canon eos 1300D on a static tripod. Details- Lights - 9 x 7secs Iso - 6400 Lens - 18- 55mm kit Lens at 55mm Stacked em in DSS and did little tweeks in Rawtherapee, i'll try to learn photoshop to improve the results Looking forward to some suggestions
  4. Okay so Wednesday night I got bored and decided to have a wild stab in the dark (literally) and seeing what I could get under heavy light pollution and a rising almost full moon. Didn't expect to get anything tbh, so I'm quite happy with this. 440 stacked images of 1.6 seconds at 200mm using Nikon D5300 and sigma 70-300 at f4.9, iso 12800. Stacked in DSS and cleaned up in LR and PS. Untracked. Obviously need more data, but for a first try, I'm chuffed.
  5. Messier 42I know Orion has been done to death but atm it's one that's within my meagre reach. Was thinking of reshooting this at 200mm to get the slightly longer exposure times and maybe drop the ISO to stop the core blowing out so much? Obviously more captures, getting out of the city and waiting until it's higher would help Nikon D5300 360 image stack, 10 offsets, (oops on the darks) 300mm @ 1.6 seconds exposures ISO 5000 @ f / 5.6 Stacked in DSS, data stretched out In LightRoom and Photoshop. Lots of noise in this as it was very low down on the horizon and I forgot to add the darks, but still my best attempt yet. The core and several brighter stars are blown but I've sacrificed those for the sake of cloud detail
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