My Astrophotography Journey

CCD vs Film? Lots of time vs no patience? Alright, this is your place to discuss all the astrophotography what's and what's not. You can discuss about techniques, accessories, cameras, whatever....just make sure you also post some nice photos here too!
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Re: My Astrophotography Journey

Post by heyjojos » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:55 am

some other photos for sharing... :)

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Re: My Astrophotography Journey

Post by Airconvent » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:08 am

Very surreal panaromic shot ! Thanks for sharing..
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Post by heyjojos » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:02 am

Bought a Sky-watcher Star Adventurer mount recently and took my first picture of M42 over the weekend. There are lots of pollution here and I had to lower the ISO and exposure. Hope to be able to find time to go to a dark site and have a go at it again.

I tried stacking but someone the stacked image doesn't appear to to be better, in fact it was less sharp after post-processing. Any idea why? [smilie=confused.gif]
There is also some halo and like to know how can I prevent that?

Not as good as the ones seen from the many experts here... hopefully a pass for a beginner??!! Let me know how I can do it better...

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Canon 6D, 200mm, ISO 160, F4, 60s

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Re: My Astrophotography Journey

Post by heyjojos » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:21 am

Here's another M42 taken at much darker site. Photo taken using Canon 6D, 200mm lens on my Star Adventurer mount.


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Re: My Astrophotography Journey

Post by Airconvent » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:43 pm

Thanks for sharing Hong Joo. I was out on the rooftop having an impromptu observing at my place too last week and the best image I saw was Orion Nebula! :)
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Re: My Astrophotography Journey

Post by heyjojos » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:16 am

I have a newbie question.. is the top right corner the horse head nebula?

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Post by geyes30 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:26 am

heyjojos wrote:I have a newbie question.. is the top right corner the horse head nebula?

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Nope. That's NGC1977. Horsehead is probably not going to be quite visible without dark skies or strong filtering. It also lies outside this field. You should look for Alnitak if you want to see the Horsehead.

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Re: My Astrophotography Journey

Post by heyjojos » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:27 am

Thanks! :)

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Re: My Astrophotography Journey

Post by Airconvent » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:15 pm

Great effort and nice skies too !
For your photo, would be better if you stick to something at least 300K in file size. Pushing it down to 23k leaves very little detail.
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Re: My Astrophotography Journey

Post by heyjojos » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:43 pm

Airconvent wrote:Great effort and nice skies too !
For your photo, would be better if you stick to something at least 300K in file size. Pushing it down to 23k leaves very little detail.
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Are u referring to any specific photo? I used the 'Img' function for my posts. The original files should be much larger than 300k but it may somehow be converted to smaller file size when I post?

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