My astrophotography 2021

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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Hi,
hhzhang wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:35 pm Seriously, how do I delete a post?
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Clear skies and stay safe.
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Stephan's Quintet. Hmm, definitely not a target meant for small-medium telescopes.

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2021-7-16

The previous evening saw me stuck in the traffic jam and missed the sunset by merely 1 minute. Today went out early but alas, the ugly clouds in the north-western sky!

Went up to a remote beach to try to shoot milky way. Near-first-quarter moon shines almost overhead. But perhaps that cannot compare to the all-man-made sky glows to the east and to the south.

Ended up with a poor milky way image. But at the same time, my first selfie astrophoto!


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2021-7-17

Finally captured a clear picture of Venus and Mars co-moving to Leo. Missed their conjunction.

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Reprocessed.

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2021-7-19 No spectacular sunset. So here goes the composite image showing the steady motion of sun in the three days in a row.

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Nice job taking the MW under such heavy light population. Did you take this using ETTR?


hhzhang wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:24 am 2021-7-16

The previous evening saw me stuck in the traffic jam and missed the sunset by merely 1 minute. Today went out early but alas, the ugly clouds in the north-western sky!

Went up to a remote beach to try to shoot milky way. Near-first-quarter moon shines almost overhead. But perhaps that cannot compare to the all-man-made sky glows to the east and to the south.

Ended up with a poor milky way image. But at the same time, my first selfie astrophoto!


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heyjojos wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:44 pm Nice job taking the MW under such heavy light population. Did you take this using ETTR?
Nope. Because I was doing multiple exposures and stacking, I guess it would be better to be conservative and not to overexpose.

But I was really struggling with the postprocessing. Too much uneven light pollution to deal with. Very disappointed with the end product. Is it worth the huge effort? I don't know.

... may the border open soon!
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2021-Jul-20

Venus shines in the twilight clouds over Lower Peirce Reservior.

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2021-7-21

Thanks to the cute weather, we continue to enjoy the twilight sky adorned by Venus. Today and tomorrow the brightest planet closely passes Regulus.

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