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Originally Posted by dskater99 View Post
I used a flashlight to focus on the wall on the side of the picture but how do you focus on the sky? infinity?
Yup.

What are you trying to shoot? Star trails?
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yeah star trails
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yeah star trails
Tonight? Me too!
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This is an 8 minute exposure I did.b Nikon D5000, 18-55mm f/3.5, ISO 200. I manual focus all of my night shots since all of my lenses seem to focus past infinity for shots of stars. For longer exposures, you'll get a lot of noise in the image. The colder it is, the longer the exposure you can have, or at least that is what I have found. This shot was taken when it was below freezing.


Edited by mortimersnerd - 7/11/11 at 7:17am
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post #15 of 56
I normally set the focus manually between 3m and infinity - normally is close enough to look good.....

Handful of my nicer ones:


IMG_5316 by scottath, on Flickr


IMG_5184.jpg by scottath, on Flickr


IMG_5043.jpg by scottath, on Flickr


IMG_5050.jpg by scottath, on Flickr
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4,777 second exposure.

    
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post #17 of 56
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Heres some older ones, pretty basic but their the only ones i could find on my deviant art/photobucket @ i believe 45 seconds and 15 seconds
[IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a79/Riot989/night.jpg[/MG]
I really like this one.

Sadly that's all I have to contribute. Never done an exposure over 30 seconds.
post #18 of 56

17mm, f/4.5, 150 secondes equivalent.

Nice pictures Scott !
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post #19 of 56
Thanks

Nice stars
Ive only got a few with stars but mine are all rather noisy (ISO12800 / ISO6400 normally) as anything > 10 seconds you get trails.....
Havent looked into stacking things yet - how you do yours ?
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10 x 15 sec stacked image with Iris, stellar registration command ( ISO 3200 with a Canon 50D btw )
Tutorials are at the bottom of the page.
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