posted on May, 1 2013 @ 01:45 PM
This is my kinda thread! Great idea!
This is my first ever Astro photo taken about 11 months ago (coming up on my anniversary!) Thats Cassiopiea just above the trees.
Probably just a 30 second exposure at f5.6 and ISO 6400. This is when i knew nothing and just maxed out all the settings on the cam to gather as mucg
light as possible
A couple of months ago i finally bit the bullet and bought an Astrotrac! So now i have tracking
M42 and M45. Two DSOs that probably any astrophotographer will recognise. Each image is only an hours worth of data made up of 2 minute exposures at
f5.6, ISO 800. Both taken with a crappy 70-300mm canon lens which i sold a couple of weeks ago and bought a Canon EF200L! An excellent astro lens.
Heres an image using it from Sunday night.
Comet Panstarrs! Only 12 minutes worth of exposure.
Looking clear outside at the moment, hopefully it will stay that way until at least 2am
Look forward to seeing everyones images!
edit on 1-5-2013 by iksose7 because: (no reason given)