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Korhag

Hello! from Bucks, UK

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Not my first post, but really happy I found SGL. This is the to start the astrophotography journey and get out under the stars. There have been few interests that have drawn my interests as much as this and there are so many parts which appeal to me. The wonders of the unknown, photography and technology to make it all happen. Learned quite a bit from reading member posts/guides. My ambition is to one day start targeting specific nebula/constellations and objects and factor in telescopes.

I suppose as a mark of the start of my journey here is my first ever starscape. Nothing special but I had taken the same shot with different settings the previous night, so it is interesting to see the difference.

ISO 3200, F1.7 50mm Minolta prime lens + Sony SLT-A58 - 6 x 8-second exposures stacked in DSS with moderate post-processing with PS. (a First foray into the art of stacking). So So many possibilities! 😏 Didn't do any dark/off-set frames but in due course....

One small step...

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Welcome to SGL Korhag and a very nice Auriga, a constellation I am imaging a lot at the moment.  Some nice star colour there.  

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Welcome to SGL,

Nice image,

There is a currently a comet worth pointing your camera at .........

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Hi, Korhag, and welcome to SGL.

AP is a slippery slope, but, if that is where your passion lies, I would recommend you get a copy of this book. Will save you time, money and heartache in the long run.

Enjoy the journey.

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Hi and welcome to SGL- Used to live in Buckingham before moving over to Spain........ quite a bit of light pollution there I would think? The book is a good recommendation, it is really useful and will really help you :) 

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Welcome to SGL. Great start and 3 M's in the 1st photo 👍

 

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Thanks for the suggestions on the book. Will add that to the Christmas list. 😉

The light pollution is not the 'worst' it could be (25 miles or so west of London). There are a few rural dark spots that are quite nice within 50 miles of where I live towards the south-west, so when the time comes I will venture out there!

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Greetings from another Bucks-based stargazer.  Some good dark bits out here west of Aylesbury. 

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Very nice images.. welcome to SGL

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Hello and welcome. I have just joined again after a few years away. You will find this to be a really friendly and useful place to learn and meet some nice folks. 

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Took the last few DSS stacked exposures with my Sony SLT-A58 before selling it on the bay for a Nikon D5300 (Looking to pick up a Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens for a bit more wide-angle versatility soon). Not had a chance to use the Nikon yet due to shift work sadly, but eager to get out and use it.

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