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Aberdeenshire Widefield


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My first attempt at a seriuous widefield was this shot of the Milky Way over the War Memorial in Stonehaven. No darks or bias frames used for this, although I think it might have helped...

I have reduced the file size in order to attach it.

Canon 50D

17-55 lens

ISO-6400

f4.0

30Sec

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I'm just a beginner like you, so it's basically just a lot of trial and error! Yes, it was just a single exposure, but I stacked it with about 15 dark frames and then experimented with some of the tweaks I found in the Sky at Night Guide to Astrophotography to get the star colours and the luminosity in the Milky Way. Lots of work with curves and a bit of unsharp mask too. It's been my bible since the summer, and it's just absolutely fabulous! So easy to read.

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