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    very nice!
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    max what software are you stacking with? If you aren't using DSS you should try it. Also, with light pollution and no filter there is going to be a tight balance to get a decent shot between your exposure time and the ISO setting you choose which you kind of have to figure out on your own. Lastly, are you shooting in RAW?
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    shooting in RAW, using Deep Sky Stacker...but I REALLY wish I could find a Linux or Mac alternative. I despise Windows.

    so far my largest problem is actually getting the stars in focus. shouldn't setting my lens to infinity simply focus it?

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    For best results go to infinity setting and then draw back ever so slightly. That will get pin point sharpness.

    It you leave the setting on infinity it will stay out of focus so I have learned.
    Try it..
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    What lens and F-stop did you use?

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    I believe I used a 24mm-105mm zoom lens @ 24mm
    Set at around F 8...I think.
    I must check it out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin sky watch View Post
    I believe I used a 24mm-105mm zoom lens @ 24mm
    Set at around F 8...I think.
    I must check it out for you.
    Hmm...why f8 and not a larger aperture w/lower ISO? Just wondering.

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    Just checked
    The EF lens was @105mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin sky watch View Post
    Just checked
    The EF lens was @105mm
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