These are some nice shots too! I really like the first one of the galactic center. Too much light pollution where I live to get those kinds of
photos. Looks like you also managed to get M31(?) in the third one I think. I can't really tell though with so many stars visible. Very cool!
Cheers Vince yes M31 is visible in the 3rd image and in the 2nd just above the tree line if you look closely. You should head out camping to dark
site for the weekend if you can, dark skies really pay off for imaging and are just awesome with the naked eye if the Milkyway is above you!
Yep, it's Hale-Bopp from 97. Sorry for the confusing time frame.
That camera is getting old. I remember trying to get it developed, and the photo place said there was nothing on the film. I didn't know you were
supposed to tell them not to cut the negatives. Anyway, I scanned it, and found quite a few images.
Would love to see some more ATS Astrophotographers come out of the wood work, surely theres more!?
Heres a few mosaic images. Each one made up of multiple images then stitched togerther to give a wider field of view.
My first ever mosaic, from horizon to horizon.
I think this one was just short of a 360* panorama.
The Milkyway to the Big Dipper...
And some constellations looking West not long before sunrise.
Anybody else done any night sky mosaics or panoramas? If anybody wants to give it a try then download a free program called Microsoft ICE. When i took
my first set of images intended for a mosaic, i spent hours trying to manually stitch them together in a program that everybody had recommened me. I
gave up and found Microsoft ICE which done the stitching automatically in a matter of seconds!
Originally posted by intergalactic fire
For the moment i prefer to keep it cheap and use the time to enjoy just looking at the night sky.
This is an image of the milky way from several years back i wanted to share.
If I remember the camera data correct,
the settings were, 30 sec exposure at f4, iso 3200
It's titled, electric universe.
This picture is BEAUTIFUL! I would love love love to see a view of the sky like this. I am in FL and can only see a few stars here and there. Too much
As some have already mentioned you are not limited to stills you can make a timelapse movie from them.Here is a great example of what can be done if
you get the time a good location and have an idea of what you are doing. Please watch this on the biggest screen you can at 1080P if possible. I
showed this to some friends one night in my home cinema (HD projector 92" screen) quietist 4:09 seconds in my house ever their jaws were on the
The camera movements in the video above are done by using a dolly system (computer controlled track)
A simple timelapse can be done using your camera ,tripod & Intervalometer (sometimes built into camera settings) and a good location.
I hope to do one soon just got a Intervalometer just need the time, correct weather and a good location, I live just over an hour from a dark sky park
that's were I will go.
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Ah yes, almost forgot about astro timelapse. Heres a couple from me. If you can, watch in full screen HD for the best view.
This is my first ever timelapse, taken not long after i got my camera last year. When i reviewed the video for the first time i was amazed when i seen
the Pleiades Star Cluster rise at the end of the video. I had never seen it before, dont think i even knew it existed!
This second one i messed up a bit. I took too long easing the exposure time up bit by bit through the night so i never caught as much of the Milky Way
passing over as i could of. That there at the bottom right is where i live, my camp site! Tough in the Winter but amazing during the Summer months.
Not a lifestyle many people would like but i like to keep it natural and under the radar
These are the only 2 astro timelapse i done. My plan was to make loads and eventually make a 5 minute video like the one posted above but then i found
out that taking all those images pretty much kills your camera. Been thinking about buying a cheap cam and a dolly system this year just for
timelapse. Would be good to have another go now with more knowledge, and now that i have a tracking platform, i could experiment more.
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Nice videos I saw M31 the start of the first video as well, what settings did you use for your timelapse.
Two caravans I see a modern and an old style gypsy/traveller caravan as for under the radar more like under the trees it seems
Thanks WMD, yup M31 was visible not sure what settings i used as i believe i deleted all the images after making the video clips but its was
probably 30 second exposures, f5.6 and ISO 6400 for both timelapse. Back then i just wanted as much light into the camera sensor as possibe and those
settings gave me that! Of course, i would do things different nowadays.
I think i started at a lower exposure after sunset, say 1 second, then every 10 minutes or so i would bump it up a second or 2 to ease into the
darkness. Not the best way of doing things really...
Yeah, you are spot on about the caravans! I stay in the old gypsy wagon. Its great to leave the sheets on the front open during the summer so i have a
nice view of the night sky. Its a shame the weathers been terrible here so far this year.
You don't happen to have a Sony DSLR camera do you?
I see Sony in the photo...But you might have just been using an example.
Been shopping for an Intervalometer for my Sony A-100
Yes it's an SLT A37 very happy with it (phone camera pic of it) but have had no real chance to get some astro shots and as the lighter nights are in
it may be September before I can do anything worthwhile.
The intervalometer was £15.85 on Amazon UK specs are as follows
delay up to 99h 59m 59s
exposure time same!
interval 1s to 99h 59m 59s
number of shots 1-399 -- (unlimited)
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For anyone with a Canon DSLR looking to do time lapse photography there is some FREE 3rd party updated firmware for most of the Canon DSLR range
called Magic Lantern.
Magic Lantern is an enhancement atop of Canon's firmware that frees your Canon DSLR, allowing you to use many useful features. Initially developed
for filmmakers, it now has functionality for both photo and video enthusiasts, including manual audio, zebras, focus assist tools, bracketing, motion
detection and much more. It is an open (GPL) framework for developing extensions to the official software. It does not replace the existing firmware,
but instead runs along side of it. There is no need to "uninstall" it -- simply format your card to reboot to the stock Canon firmware.
Well ML has lots and lots features that are not available on the camera normally. One of the other hand feature that might be useful is that it lets
you can a series of pictures at different focal length which can then be stacked in photoshop.
The coolest thing about ML is that is doesnt really mess with your existing firmware, its like a boot disk. It gets loaded up off your memory card
every time you turn the camera on. If you dont use the card with ML on then its not on your camera.
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