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    Declan's photo of The Plough inspired me to take my camera out on a tripod to see if I could catch some shots of constellations. This was the best one- taken with a Panasonic Lumix FZ28 on a pre programmed night scenery camera setting. ( It did have an 7 or 8 second exposure time)The first one is unenhanced, the second one is (using the enhance button on processing software which came with my camera!!) I think I've managed to catch the double star Alcor and Mizar in the second one. Are the rest of the dots stars or noise?

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    Nicely done Carol. I think there is some noise in the second image..but not sure if they are hot pixles or not. No matter you captured the whole of the constellation in the image.
    Do you have nay control over the ISO setting on this camera?
    Its great to see stars again after all the snow!!
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    Yes, the rest of dots are stars.
    Due to longer exposure, you get in the picture some stars thay may be pretty dim at the place where you were located.

    I see some stars from Draco in your picture (including Thuban)
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    I mean... there is some noise in that picture, too.

    In my attached picture, I've added some red circles around stars and yellow circles around noise.
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    Hi Declan,

    I do have control over the settings- but absolutley no idea what settings to use!! F nos, shutter speed and ISO and most AP speak is going woosh right over my head right now LOL... but if I'm going to be a Astro photographer and get a DSLR camera I gotta learn!!

    Yes it's great to get a clear sky, roll on plenty more -I got some more photos to take!




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    I mean... there is some noise in that picture, too.

    In my attached picture, I've added some red circles around stars and yellow circles around noise.
    Thanks Ciprian,

    That was very helpful.

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    I do have control over the settings- but absolutley no idea what settings to use!! F nos, shutter speed and ISO and most AP speak is going woosh right over my head right now LOL... but if I'm going to be a Astro photographer and get a DSLR camera I gotta learn!!
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    Yup you deffo have got Alcor and Mizar in the second image Carol.

    You are dipping your toes nicely, in the Sea of Astrophotography .

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    Yep Pete, I'm deffo coming in for a wee paddle!!LOL

    I'm off to Galloway's dark skies next Wed for the night and I was trying out my camera to see if I could figure out how to get some passable sky shots! I'm hoping the weather will be good enough to see and photograph the Milky Way. If it's clear then it will be my first astronomy all nighter! (Can't believe I just said that!)

    Got myself a new scope too so will be taking that and my Heritage dob to Galloway with me.....but hey if the weather's bad I'll still have the chance for some Astro chat with other astronomers. I want to try out one of those tracking mounts just to see if I can work one! If so, I could move my AP to the next level!

    So much to see and do!

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    There could be a nice high pressure moving in over your neck of the woods by the middle of next week. Boads well for clear skies at this point,.
    Sounds like a great trip either way!!
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