Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    sandgreenz's Avatar
    sandgreenz is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 1,173, Level: 19
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 27
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    N 38 ° 41' 46.3" 38 ° 41.7709 -93.220505 ° W 93 ° 13' 13.8" -93 ° 13.2303'
    Posts
    9
    Points
    1,173
    Level
    19
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0x 0 Posts

    Default Finally got to try some photography...



    Well i have been on here asking questions and reading through all the posts to get as much info as possible and i was finally able to get in the backyard and start experimenting.

    As you can tell, i have a ton of lights in my neighborhood, but i wanted to try out some settings before driving a half hour into the countryside in 20 degree weather.

    So this is as basic as it gets i suppose. Just a $10 tripod and a Canon EOS 350D

    I know this isnt an excellent photo and i did no editing to it whatsoever, but i was amazed i could still get a clear shot of Orion right in my backyard!

    Im hooked, guess i need to start saving for a nice mount now.

    Last edited by sandgreenz; 01-08-2011 at 04:55 PM. Reason: pictures did not show up

  2. #2
    jb32828's Avatar
    jb32828 is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 10,393, Level: 70
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 157
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10 Days registered200+ Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!400+ Posts Achievement
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Orlando fl
    Posts
    572
    Points
    10,393
    Level
    70
    Thanks
    90
    Thanked 258x 158 Posts

    Default

    Yes, its amazing what these cameras are capable of today with the amazing resolution.
    --- Jason ---
    Meade SN-6, Orion XX12g, Orion ST-80
    Atlas EQ-G
    Nagler 9T1, 12mmT4, 17mmT4, Panoptic 22
    Canon 60D, Blue Fireball 2" EOS Adapter, Astronomik CLS LP filter

  3. #3
    Dublin sky watch's Avatar
    Dublin sky watch is offline Moderator
    Points: 45,920, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Got three Friends200+ Posts Achievement!20+ Friends Achievement!5+ Referrals Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Dublin,Ireland
    Posts
    6,842
    Points
    45,920
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,409
    Thanked 2,537x 1,696 Posts

    Default

    If you can see Polaris, take a long exposure of it.
    You might need a shutter release cable.
    What times did you use on these images?
    What iso did you use also?
    Declan.
    Celestron 8"Edge HD SCT.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ED80mm refractor.
    Explore Scientific - 127mm f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED.
    Lunt - 60mm H-alpha Solar-Telescope with Double Stacked 50 Etalon system, B600 blocking filter and 2 " Crayford Focuser

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    star shoot solitaire autoguider.
    Canon 5D Mark II
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    .
    Two men sat behind prison bars,One saw mud, the other saw stars. It's not where you are, it's what you see!!!

  4. #4
    sandgreenz's Avatar
    sandgreenz is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 1,173, Level: 19
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 27
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    N 38 ° 41' 46.3" 38 ° 41.7709 -93.220505 ° W 93 ° 13' 13.8" -93 ° 13.2303'
    Posts
    9
    Points
    1,173
    Level
    19
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0x 0 Posts

    Default

    Hey Dublin,
    I do have a wireless shutter remote.
    The Orion photo was 1600 ISO for 30 secs.
    The startrails were 400 ISO for 992 secs

    I used my 18-55mm lens wide open

    I hoping for clear skies tonight so i can venture to the countryside. I downloaded DeepSkyStacker, so i want to try some stacking and whatnot.

    Any ideas/tips before i head out?

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Hi everyone, does anyone use tal 1 for photography ?
    By Nicola826 in forum Forum Welcomes Introductions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-03-2010, 10:16 PM
  2. Is it at all possible to use a Dob for photography?
    By Hostyle in forum Dobsonian Telescopes Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-27-2009, 01:54 PM
  3. Question about photography
    By goodnigh in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-31-2006, 11:48 PM
  4. Photography.
    By Dave B in forum UK Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-13-2005, 08:56 AM
  5. PST Photography...
    By Doink in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-30-2004, 11:28 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 09:22 PM.