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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hhzhang
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2021-7-22

Thanks to the fair weather, this evening saw mostly clear skies and I could track the day-to-day motion of Venus passing Regulus. Now it has moved to the eastern side of the star.

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Did a little light painting to illuminate the foreground subject. It saves the photo indeed.

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Nearly full moon dazzles in Sagittarius.

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Thanks for reading/viewing!
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Nice capture for the conjunction :)
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Really nice shots!! Love it! :D
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Amazing photos, i will like to ask how you do your polar alignment, i followed the Google maps method but i do get trailings when i shoot however the good news is that the trailing is very consistent irregardless of exposure time from 3-4s all the way to 60s in the length which puzzles me greatly
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joshua1189 wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:50 pm Amazing photos, i will like to ask how you do your polar alignment, i followed the Google maps method but i do get trailings when i shoot however the good news is that the trailing is very consistent irregardless of exposure time from 3-4s all the way to 60s in the length which puzzles me greatly
Thanks.

Can you give more details of your system? It sounds not like the trailing might not be primarily attributed to polar alignment error.
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Over the last three days I went to shoot planets/moon but came back almost empty-handed. Bad weathers are to blame.

But last evening it was different. And it started with a nice sunset -- pretty cloudy.

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I went down to Marina Bay again. And watched how the cloudy skies turned to almost cloudless over a time frame of 2 hours or so.

The moon rises before it goes behind the clouds.
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hhzhang wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:15 am
joshua1189 wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:50 pm Amazing photos, i will like to ask how you do your polar alignment, i followed the Google maps method but i do get trailings when i shoot however the good news is that the trailing is very consistent irregardless of exposure time from 3-4s all the way to 60s in the length which puzzles me greatly
Thanks.

Can you give more details of your system? It sounds not like the trailing might not be primarily attributed to polar alignment error.
I am using a move shoot move tracker and an Olympus Pen as my set up
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When it rose to the level of MBS top deck, the skies were mostly clear.

But it did not make too nice a composition. A surreal feel too strong.

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