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Last night I decided to get myself off the sofa and collect moon images for stacking. It was around 01:00 and the Moon was 3 hours after moon - rise. The viability was OK. Not perfect but I wanted data.
Nikon d7200, Sigma 150-600mm Sport +1.4TC gave me a focal length of 1260mm. I was limited to f/9 160sec ISO 1OO. I know that the lens is at its sharpest at f/11 but the image seemed too dark at this aperture.
I took around 100 exposures and used Asrostakkert for stacking.
The image posted here is optimised for web viewing at a reduced resolution.
Please let me know what you think 🤔
Good Day to you all,
I just wanted to share my first real attempt at photographing the Moon. This image is the result of a stack of 50 or so photos processed using Registax. I used my Nikon dslr and a telephoto lens. I would gladly welcome your critique. The image has been optimized for web, the original was over 60mb in size.
Hi guys I currently own a 12" skywatcher collapsible dobsonian but need to upgrade now to have goto functionality. It is way to expensive for me though and I can only spend up to 1200 AUD ~ 900 USD. Could anyone please help me think of some alternatives, to track and remotely control my dob?
I have written earlier about using dithering technic instead of traditional dark and bias calibration. I have updated my tutorial with a calculation of the noise from Dark/Bias vs Dithering calibration:
Of course it's simplified but still show you what to expect, it depend very much on the camera and your site's darkness.
This is a way to reduce the static pattern (column defects, hot pixel etc) in image.
I hope you find it interesting!
Hi All, I am new to this forum. I need suggestion on astro photography, since I will visit dark site soon.
I have Canon 600d and Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 wide angle lens. For capturing milky way or sky, I would keep my dslr in manual mode - bulb mode, timer as 30 secs or less to make sure there are no star trails, f5 is minimum at 10mm and ISO between 400 - 1600? What settings should I keep? Also, how many similar images, including subs and flats should I take to get a good image?
The attached image is my second attempt to capture summer milky way.