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Took this with my NEX-7 with my 50mm F/1.8 prime lens, in a city close to DC lol



Took this with my old NEX-5 with the 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 lens lol
Edited by WhiteZetsu - 3/29/13 at 6:57pm
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What telescopes are you guys using? I have a T3i that I would like to do some astrophotography with, but lack any astrophotography equipment.
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Originally Posted by RoddimusPrime View Post

What telescopes are you guys using? I have a T3i that I would like to do some astrophotography with, but lack any astrophotography equipment.

Telescopes are really for deep space or planetary photography. A lot of astrophotography simply involves taking exposure shots of the night sky with your 50mm lens.
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@VaiFanatic Nice Saturn, I was just outside watching it. Going to my dark spot tonight so will be busy shooting as it's a gorgeous night,

@RoddimusPrime No need for any special equipment for wide field astrophotography. DLSR + lens + tripod = all you need to get started,

Here are some shots I took some days ago.

Milky Way Wide Field


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Had a chance last night to shoot some more and was able to take more photos of the Milky Way. Sow now there's a little bit more added to the panorama.



Here is 2 minutes of lights stacked which I shot just using a 50mm lens. I was shooting at the centre of our galaxy.

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nice captures thumb.gif
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Northern Lights today! if someone could take pictures that would amazing. xD Article of Viewing Areas here
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Took this with a camera phone and a filter today:


Samsung Galaxy SII for the win! biggrin.gif
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Took this with a camera phone and a filter today:


Samsung Galaxy SII for the win! biggrin.gif

That is so cute! Actually it came out quite nice smile.gif

Got some really nice skies last night so I spend some time shooting, would of gotten more but was getting a bit cold and late.

This is just a first initial stack, will spend more time on and see if I can improve it.

Since the stars were originally quite hard to see it wasn't obvious that was Scorpious constellation so using some star diffractions I think it really helped out to bring out what I was going for. I know some people don't like them but it was a style choice I suppose.

Canon 550D with Nikkor 24mm f2.8 @ f2.8, 6400ISO
61 x 10s, 42 x 6s = 14min 36sec exposure time
40 Darks for each set
45 Bias frames
Stacked using DeepSkyStacker and edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

EDIT: Here is a second stack attempt with some better processing, more detail smile.gif


Edited by ErOR - 5/13/13 at 4:07pm
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images from last week


M20, trifid, 3x5min LRGB by jsigone, on Flickr


M16 19x5min Ha by jsigone, on Flickr


NGC 6992 2x10min 2x2bin by jsigone, on Flickr
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