A&P Taking pictures of the stars

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    Point the camera up to the sky, wide open, keep the shutter open for a while, and cross your fingers, right?

    It's been a long time since I've gone stargazing up in Big Bear...can't wait to actually see the stars again :wiggle:
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    from what i read Ewhytsell saying..

    high iso (i think he recommended 1600) tons of separate exposures (with the same shutter speed) and a bunch of exposures, exact same settings with the lens cap on
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    I'm no star gazer, but I can't imagine I'd shoot wide open if I were to attempt it.
     
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    Separate exposures using the same settings?
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    you'll stack them in PS or something to remove noise and draw out more detail

    the lens cap on is to create a noise profile
     
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    SICK GUY 69, DUDE!!

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    i took this camping over the summer.

    Exposure: 30
    Aperture: f/4.0
    Focal Length: 24 mm
    ISO Speed: 1600
     
  7. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    i want to try this soon
     
  8. Bob Loblaw

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    20 minute exposure :dunno:

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    my first attempt at doing this last Saturday
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    That is fawking sweet.
     
  11. Wobistdu

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    how do you pull the band of the milky way in some shots?
     
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  13. Bob Loblaw

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    (that photo isn't mine :o)
     
  14. EWhytsell

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    Most guys doing astrophotography would shoot wide open. Your trying to get as much light as possible from those dim stars before they move to much and you get trails.

    If your using a tracking mount though I could see stopping down some, but you'd still lose aperture which is KING in astronomy. Smaller apertures limit you to how dim of a star you can see and no matter how long you expose your limited by that eventually. That's why they build telescopes of sizes like 20 meters.

    Hehe its clear and theres a full moon so I"m gonna warm up the scope.
     
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