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Topic: Lunar and Astro Photography (8)
Posted By: Micholand
Subject: Lunar and Astro Photography (8)
Date Posted: 01 November 2020 at 08:28
Welcome to part 8 of "Lunar and Astro Photography".

Links to the previous threads:
  • https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/lunar-and-astro-photography-7_topic134487.html - Lunar and Astro Photography (7)
  • https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/lunar-and-astro-photography-6_topic130125.html - Lunar and Astro Photography (6)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/lunar-and-astro-photography-5_topic119414.html - Lunar and Astro Photography (5)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/lunar-and-astro-photography-4_topic104281.html - Lunar and Astro Photography (4)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/lunar-and-astro-photography-3_topic78682.html - Lunar and Astro Photography (3)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/lunar-photography-2_topic37631.html - Lunar Photography 2
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/lunar-photography_topic20573_page1.html - Lunar Photography


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Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 04 November 2020 at 20:39
Lets open the photo postings with a pair of moon pictures...

1. Partially cloud covered moon
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/sekalaiset/Taivaankappaleet/2020-11-04T185118.jpg">
α7R IV + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS @ 600 mm, f/6.3, 1/500 s, ISO 12800

1. Moon behind thin clouds
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/sekalaiset/Taivaankappaleet/2020-11-04T185152.jpg">
α7R IV + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS @ 600 mm, f/6.3, 1/500 s, ISO 12800


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Posted By: Micholand
Date Posted: 23 November 2020 at 17:53

"Waxing crescent moon"
https://flic.kr/p/2k7VgWN">
a7 + Leitz Wetzlar Elmar-R 180/4


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Posted By: Micholand
Date Posted: 24 November 2020 at 18:23

"Crescent moon at sunset"
https://flic.kr/p/2k8evbi">
a7 + Leitz Wetzlar Elmar-R 180/4


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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 29 November 2020 at 17:42
Lovely shots with great colors Michael!

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 29 November 2020 at 17:44
A quick shot of today's 99,6% full moon

https://flic.kr/p/2kbMATd">
A99ii (APS-C mode) + 70-400G + Soligor DG Pro 2xTC

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Posted By: Micholand
Date Posted: 20 December 2020 at 12:40


"Moon - Saturn - Jupiter (2020-12-17)"
https://flic.kr/p/2khTcN1">
a7 + Leitz Wetzlar Elmar-R 180/4


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Posted By: Micholand
Date Posted: 20 December 2020 at 12:41
And one day later, on the evening of Dec 18.


"The Dec 2020 conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter"
https://flic.kr/p/2kiaQHS">
a7 + Minolta MD 200/2.8 + MD 2x TC 300-S


And since then it's overcast here; mainly high fog, so most likely no luck in capeturing the great conjunction between the two planets on Monday, Dec 21
The next one will be in 2080

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Posted By: WestCoastCannuck
Date Posted: 01 January 2021 at 06:51
Great captures of the conjunction Michael!

Just a little "Happy New Years" post...   

First a snap with my A99ii and 180 Maksutov Telescope... well, two actually, since I could not fit in one frame even using a .5X reducer. (Scope is 2700mm native) Opens to a 1280px image. Dec 4th.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-P6CKxMs/0/5f9cd0ca/O/i-P6CKxMs.jpg">


Next, my last work of 2020, Dec 23rd's effort. Opens to full size. Shot with a ZWO 183MM camera on a Skywatcher 120ED telescope.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-txKxK8L/0/03432ecf/O/i-txKxK8L.jpg">


And last on 180MAK from same night, a shot from one of my first clips taken with a new high speed camera I picked up - a 2mp ZWO ASI290MM. The seeing was not great for bigger aperture, but shooting IR (using a filter that blocks all visible light and records only in IR wavelength which is "steadier" ) and using a ton of images and "lucky imaging" I was still able to get something useable. This is from a video file of 10,000 frames (at about 150fps) in raw format captured in a little over a minute. (20GB file) I then stacked the best 150 of the 10000 frames for this image.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dRRszZZ/0/67a6fed1/O/i-dRRszZZ.jpg">


Best wishes for all in 2021!!

Mike






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A99ii|A77ii|Tam15-30|ZA24-70|M28-135|M35-105|M80-200G|SAL70400G|Σ50 1.4|ZA135|200F2.8HS G|300F2.8HS G|400/4.5|APOii1.4XTC|APOii2XTC


Posted By: Tue Romanow
Date Posted: 01 January 2021 at 13:11
Stunning shots!! The details in the second shot is incredible.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 01 January 2021 at 13:16
Great work Michael and Mike!

And best wishes for 2021 too!!


Two from last night

#1
https://flic.kr/p/2knRET2">


#2
https://flic.kr/p/2knRFKN">

A99ii + 70-400G + 2xTC

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Posted By: WestCoastCannuck
Date Posted: 01 January 2021 at 15:24
Thanks Tue and Fred!

Fantastic work Fred! Love both of them. Your artistry and skill always a treat to see shown.

Mike



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A99ii|A77ii|Tam15-30|ZA24-70|M28-135|M35-105|M80-200G|SAL70400G|Σ50 1.4|ZA135|200F2.8HS G|300F2.8HS G|400/4.5|APOii1.4XTC|APOii2XTC


Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 01 January 2021 at 18:57
I like #2, Fred. I've tried to capture the exact same pic while showing the wispy clouds in the past but couldn't.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 01 January 2021 at 19:54
Originally posted by WestCoastCannuck WestCoastCannuck wrote:


Fantastic work Fred! Love both of them. Your artistry and skill always a treat to see shown.
Mike

Thanks Mike!
Can never achieve your clear telescope moon shots, so have to think of alternatives

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 01 January 2021 at 19:55
Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

I like #2, Fred. I've tried to capture the exact same pic while showing the wispy clouds in the past but couldn't.

Thansk Sashi! It took a couple of attemps before I found one satisfactory...

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: svjetlana
Date Posted: 02 January 2021 at 12:10
Beautiful images Fred. First image has beautiful blue and red tones.


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 02 January 2021 at 21:05
Thanks Svjetlana!

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Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 27 February 2021 at 17:34
Full moon
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/sekalaiset/Taivaankappaleet/2021-02-27T191900.jpg">
α7R IV + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS + 1.4× TC @ 840 mm, f/9, 1/1250 s, ISO 6400

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Posted By: WestCoastCannuck
Date Posted: 14 March 2021 at 19:54
A few firsts here in this photo for me. First light with my newest Telescope. First time pointing my scope at something other than the Solar System. First time at this lovely, dark, and remote location near my home (a private Observatory). And, believe it or not... the first time I tried the greater sky and stars with my DSLR. Missed infinity focus a bit... but not bad. Apparently the milky way is straight out from here in the summer. I look forward to shooting it!

The lights in the distance are across the strait, Port Angeles, WA. Much farther than they look!

Was just a quick snap for fun. A99ii, Tamron 15-30/2.8 @ 15mm. 25s, ISO 3200 F3.2

Cheers

Mike



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A99ii|A77ii|Tam15-30|ZA24-70|M28-135|M35-105|M80-200G|SAL70400G|Σ50 1.4|ZA135|200F2.8HS G|300F2.8HS G|400/4.5|APOii1.4XTC|APOii2XTC


Posted By: Jonas A-R
Date Posted: 20 March 2021 at 10:57
Yesterday's moon, Adobe enhanced.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Scapes/i-7q9f9LT/0/a20ea0b6/O/Moon.jpg">

a9, 100-400GM + 2xTC + Adobe enhance algorithm. 20 shots Aligned and stacked in Photoshop. Click the image for the full res

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Posted By: WestCoastCannuck
Date Posted: 20 March 2021 at 11:52
Originally posted by Jonas A-R Jonas A-R wrote:

Yesterday's moon, Adobe enhanced.


a9, 100-400GM + 2xTC + Adobe enhance algorithm. 20 shots Aligned and stacked in Photoshop. Click the image for the full res


Nice shot Jonas! And a lovely phase. I am missing all the nice phases right now with rain and clouds. :(

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A99ii|A77ii|Tam15-30|ZA24-70|M28-135|M35-105|M80-200G|SAL70400G|Σ50 1.4|ZA135|200F2.8HS G|300F2.8HS G|400/4.5|APOii1.4XTC|APOii2XTC


Posted By: Jonas A-R
Date Posted: 20 March 2021 at 14:01
Originally posted by WestCoastCannuck WestCoastCannuck wrote:

Originally posted by Jonas A-R Jonas A-R wrote:

Yesterday's moon, Adobe enhanced.


a9, 100-400GM + 2xTC + Adobe enhance algorithm. 20 shots Aligned and stacked in Photoshop. Click the image for the full res


Nice shot Jonas! And a lovely phase. I am missing all the nice phases right now with rain and clouds. :(


Thanks!
We are back to cloudy weather here in Denmark, so it was a good choice to bring out the camera yesterday for this shot

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 20 March 2021 at 21:57
Great shot Jonas !

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Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 27 March 2021 at 16:09
A couple of days ago. Single image from Minolta 500mm Reflex, A7Rii, LA-EA4. 1/250 sec ISO640. Cropped a bit ...





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Posted By: WestCoastCannuck
Date Posted: 27 March 2021 at 16:42
Looks great!!

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A99ii|A77ii|Tam15-30|ZA24-70|M28-135|M35-105|M80-200G|SAL70400G|Σ50 1.4|ZA135|200F2.8HS G|300F2.8HS G|400/4.5|APOii1.4XTC|APOii2XTC


Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 27 March 2021 at 22:24
Thanks. I like mirror lenses for the moon, but this combination works better than anything I've had before. I added a little sharpening but that's all. Colours natural. Nowhere near matching your efforts, of course, but it's the best I've done so far.

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Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 28 March 2021 at 20:14
1. Moon behind birch tree
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/sekalaiset/Taivaankappaleet/2021-03-28T203027.jpg">
α7R IV + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS + 1.4× TC @ 840 mm, f/9, 1/1000 s, ISO 12800

2. Full moon
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/sekalaiset/Taivaankappaleet/2021-03-28T201856.jpg">
α7R IV + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS + 1.4× TC @ 840 mm, f/9, 1/1600 s, ISO 12800

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Posted By: WestCoastCannuck
Date Posted: 28 March 2021 at 20:42
Number 1 is a very creative capture Hezu! I LIKE it!   

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A99ii|A77ii|Tam15-30|ZA24-70|M28-135|M35-105|M80-200G|SAL70400G|Σ50 1.4|ZA135|200F2.8HS G|300F2.8HS G|400/4.5|APOii1.4XTC|APOii2XTC


Posted By: WestCoastCannuck
Date Posted: 28 March 2021 at 22:58
Well... its been a while since I have posted here but I have a new scope, and would like to share my first and only night time effort with it, from March 22nd. :)

Here is a crop of the full disc file. (opens to 100%)
https://photos.smugmug.com/Lunar-and-Planetary-Imaging/2021-03-22-65-Waxing/i-jtCN5JP/0/ebab8837/O/Moon_19_52_31_ZWO%20ASI183MM_1_22032021_pipp_lapl4_ap3696-520nm-300of3000-exp-VC1%2Bunsharp%2Bcontrast-colourize%2BVC2-2.jpg">

And here is the full disc. (Zoom twice at Flickr)
https://flic.kr/p/2kPEBAc"> https://flic.kr/p/2kPEBAc - Luna 2021-0322 65% by https://www.flickr.com/photos/westcoastcaptures/ - Mike Nash , on Flickr

And the beasty setup and waiting for dark. :)
https://photos.smugmug.com/Lunar-and-Planetary-Imaging/2021-03-22-65-Waxing/i-RjWmnDR/0/e3d49c97/X4/20210317_184942-X4.jpg">

Cheers!

Mike


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A99ii|A77ii|Tam15-30|ZA24-70|M28-135|M35-105|M80-200G|SAL70400G|Σ50 1.4|ZA135|200F2.8HS G|300F2.8HS G|400/4.5|APOii1.4XTC|APOii2XTC


Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 28 March 2021 at 22:59
Originally posted by WestCoastCannuck WestCoastCannuck wrote:

Number 1 is a very creative capture Hezu! I LIKE it!   

Yes, I like it too, Hezu. Nicely done.
I tried for ages to get one of those with the moon sharp as well, but decided in the end it is impossible without faking it. Any lens long enough to get the moon decently large in the frame seems to have too small a DOF to get both sharp at the same time. I guess a sufficiently small sensor might do, but then you'd have to open the aperture up to get enough light ...

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 30 March 2021 at 20:51
Originally posted by WestCoastCannuck WestCoastCannuck wrote:

Well... its been a while since I have posted here but I have a new scope, and would like to share my first and only night time effort with it, from March 22nd. :)

And the beasty setup and waiting for dark. :)


Cheers!

Mike

Impressive Mike, both the equipment and the shots !
Hope to see more.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 30 March 2021 at 20:56
Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

Originally posted by WestCoastCannuck WestCoastCannuck wrote:

Number 1 is a very creative capture Hezu! I LIKE it!   

Yes, I like it too, Hezu. Nicely done.
I tried for ages to get one of those with the moon sharp as well, but decided in the end it is impossible without faking it. Any lens long enough to get the moon decently large in the frame seems to have too small a DOF to get both sharp at the same time. I guess a sufficiently small sensor might do, but then you'd have to open the aperture up to get enough light ...

That's so true...
https://flic.kr/p/2kQbcVG">
A99ii + 70-400G

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Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 31 March 2021 at 20:58
I'm liking the new Beast, Mike! I'm looking forward to the stacked shots.   Are you ready for planetary stuff?

I agree about the moon/foreground impossibility. I suppose the secret is to get something on a very distant horizon so it can be as near to infinity as possible. That rules out tree branches and rules in sky scrapers etc...

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Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 31 March 2021 at 21:07
Time for a few more from my AS1600 non-sony camera:

elephant trunk SHO
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeyphillips/51086574031/">

NGC7538 Brain Nebula RGBHaOiii
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeyphillips/51086665672/">

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Posted By: WestCoastCannuck
Date Posted: 31 March 2021 at 21:29
Wow Mike. Those are beautiful. Nice star points... clean.   Colors... just wow. The first has more impact for me with all the more varied colors... but both great.   

Need to complete my RGB set for planets - only have green. Or... maybe just a one shot colour cam. Have to see. 😆

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A99ii|A77ii|Tam15-30|ZA24-70|M28-135|M35-105|M80-200G|SAL70400G|Σ50 1.4|ZA135|200F2.8HS G|300F2.8HS G|400/4.5|APOii1.4XTC|APOii2XTC


Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 31 March 2021 at 21:31
Stunning pics, Mike!

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 31 March 2021 at 21:43
Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

Stunning pics, Mike!

+1!

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Posted By: francis
Date Posted: 10 April 2021 at 20:31
super moon on Capri

https://postimg.cc/fSV5n2kV">


Posted By: Jadom
Date Posted: 10 April 2021 at 21:39
Originally posted by francis francis wrote:

super moon on Capri


Ouch. So beautiful.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 17 April 2021 at 21:32
Yesterday's waxing crescent
https://flic.kr/p/2kTfaUG">
A99ii + 7o-400 G + 2xTC

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Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 08 May 2021 at 23:10
Stunning telescope pics, Mikey, and I *love* that image of Capri, Francis.
Here are my attempts at the super-moon, the first a few days before, the second the boring one, and the third my artistic attempt! All shot with the Minolta 500mm Reflex on A7Rii.







For some reason the full-moon pics never look as sharp as the partials, but I'm very pleased with the definition of the reflex on shot #2. Sadly the white (black!) rose in shot#3 got blown over and broken in the gales. I'll have to see if I can make some cuttings take.

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Posted By: francis
Date Posted: 22 May 2021 at 19:33
the return

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Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 23 May 2021 at 20:59
Unbelievable timing! Is that a composite, if I may ask?

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Posted By: francis
Date Posted: 24 May 2021 at 18:11
thanks for the comment Sashi
the shot is original, I just subtracted some seagull
best regards
francis


Posted By: Jozioau
Date Posted: 26 May 2021 at 14:45
In Australia tonight we had a blood red super moon as a result of a lunar eclipse, and despite the dire forecast the sky stayed clear.
Here are a series of shots I took from before the start through to the re-emergence of the moon into sunlight.
All tripod mounted a99ii and Minolta 500mm f8 AF Reflex, and all cropped to a degree to better fill the frame.
Even in total eclipse there was quite a bit of light on the lower edge of the moon.

1. Taken at 7:20pm. just the full moon.
https://flic.kr/p/2m1PDUP"> https://flic.kr/p/2m1PDUP - Lunar eclipse 1, 26-05-21 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/jozioau/ - Joe Lewit , on Flickr

2. 7:40 pm with the encroaching shadow of the earth.
https://flic.kr/p/2m1PDTS"> https://flic.kr/p/2m1PDTS - Lunar eclipse 2, 26-05-21 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/jozioau/ - Joe Lewit , on Flickr

3. 8:07 pm.
https://flic.kr/p/2m1PDTb"> https://flic.kr/p/2m1PDTb - Lunar eclipse 3, 26-05-21 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/jozioau/ - Joe Lewit , on Flickr

4. 8:43 pm and the orange cast of the earth's shadow well visible.
https://flic.kr/p/2m1Rb5s"> https://flic.kr/p/2m1Rb5s - Lunar eclipse 4, 26-05-21 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/jozioau/ - Joe Lewit , on Flickr

5. 9:10 pm, and this is at total eclipse, but with still quite a lot of refracted light on the lower edge of the moon.
https://flic.kr/p/2m1Rb4R"> https://flic.kr/p/2m1Rb4R - Lunar eclipse 5, 26-05-21 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/jozioau/ - Joe Lewit , on Flickr

6. 9:33 pm with the sunlight hitting the surface once again.
https://flic.kr/p/2m1PDSj"> https://flic.kr/p/2m1PDSj - Lunar eclipse 6, 26-05-21 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/jozioau/ - Joe Lewit , on Flickr

As a post-script for comparison, here's the image I shot using the same equipment during the lunar eclipse here on 31 January 2018 when the total eclipse was more fully in shadow with less refraction.
7.
https://flic.kr/p/FP8Wao"> https://flic.kr/p/FP8Wao - Total eclipse, blood red super moon by https://www.flickr.com/photos/jozioau/ - Joe Lewit , on Flickr




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Posted By: 4paul
Date Posted: 26 May 2021 at 20:46
Glad you antipodeans got a good show; you're good with the 500 reflex!

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 26 May 2021 at 20:53
Good to see this Joe.
I always try to get some moon eclipse shots when they happen
It's fun to see how others do.
As Paul said the 500 reflex works quite well here.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 26 May 2021 at 21:32
Thanks for sharing Joe! Conditions in 2018 were a bit better indeed, bt good to see you captured the eclipse. No clear sky here

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Posted By: francis
Date Posted: 28 May 2021 at 18:34
beautiful images. Joe (in Italy the phenomenon is not seen)

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 14 June 2021 at 09:01
Last nights new moon (hand held)
https://flic.kr/p/2m5rxeJ">
click on for EXIF

Getting ready for Milky Way shoots
Always feel close to God in a dark sky area and high elevation night sky

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Posted By: onsplekkie
Date Posted: 12 September 2021 at 21:25
Beautiful moon-landscape Francis

RoglaReflections
https://flic.kr/p/2mpeKgX">


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 13 September 2021 at 20:31
Nice shot Maarten !

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Posted By: onsplekkie
Date Posted: 14 September 2021 at 20:34
THNX Fred
One more from my summer trip in the Slovenian Alps

Susje
https://flic.kr/p/2mqMeP3">


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 09:45
Full Moon, 9/21/21 No telescope used, just cropped a little
Sony ILCE-6500
E 70-350mm

Coast

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 18:46
Nice, unfortunately we didn't have a claar enough sky here last night.

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Posted By: WestCoastCannuck
Date Posted: 26 September 2021 at 06:57
Been a while.... but was thinking of Dyxum the other night doing my thing so decided to bring out my A99ii and throw it up on my larger refractor. A 980mm F7 "lens". ;)

Click for a larger views

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-cPrtzcX/0/cf8a8cac/X4/i-cPrtzcX-X4.jpg">

Since I shared a "legal" image above with a Sony above... I will share a couple from the same night with my larger gear and an astro cam. Taken with a 2000mm F10 telescope and a high speed planetary camera. The following pics are stacks of the best 200 of 10,000 frames. (10k full raw frames shot in about a minute - 2mp camera... its "lucky imaging")

Sun setting across Mare Crisium
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Gp39jqb/0/f5b0c606/O/i-Gp39jqb.jpg">

A view of the southern terminator....
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nPg8R55/0/d0faecea/O/i-nPg8R55.jpg">

This is what I do these days.... ;)

All the best to everyone!

Mike



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Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 11 October 2021 at 21:59
I spent last night at our family's (summer) cottage, which is located on a quite remote island at Lake Saimaa, which means nights can get quite dark as there isn't that much light pollution around. Although the evening was quite cloudy, eventually I did start seeing stars in the sky, so that meant only one thing: I was going to set up my camera on a tripod and try to do some astro photography. I struggled a bit as I had various trouble with setting up the camera gear, including the rookie mistake on my first attempt: I was perplexed why 10 seconds, f/1.4 and ISO 6400 resulted pitch black images and after almost giving up, I noticed that I had lens cap on! After removing the lens cap I started to get results like this...

Milkyway
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/maisemat/FIN-54950%20Pettil%C3%A4%20%28Savitaipale%29/2021-10-10T233827.jpg">
α7R IV + Sony FE 1.4/24 GM @ 24 mm, f/1.4, 13 s, ISO 6400

And although I would have thought there is minimal light pollution, I was quite surprised the horizon looked that orange (and yes, this was several hours after the sunset).

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 11 October 2021 at 22:05
Practice makes perfect

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Posted By: Jonas A-R
Date Posted: 11 October 2021 at 23:16
It wasn’t a rookie mistake, it was you making dark frames

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Posted By: MinoltaMad
Date Posted: 12 October 2021 at 06:15
Lovely pictures here


Posted By: svjetlana
Date Posted: 17 October 2021 at 18:45


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 11 November 2021 at 06:37
Tonights half grapefruit

trying to better my lunar photos so I go out and photograph whenever opportunities arise; moon is up, not too windy, clear sky.
This one not too attractive but here it is
Coast


Its been tough this year, not one Milky Way shot. The monsoon has been brutal

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 13 November 2021 at 06:56
tonights 1/2 Moon

Sony ILCE-6500
E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS
f/6.3
350.0 mm
1/80
200
Flash (off,
things worked out a little better
cropped it down, bothered me 2
Coast

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 13 November 2021 at 17:25
The crop is a bit tight indeed (for my taste) , and I would personally pull the high light slider a bit back, but overall a fine shot with good sharpness Coast! Keep them coming

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 13 November 2021 at 18:01
Thanks Fred.
always looking to improve
Joe

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 14 November 2021 at 08:15
Taking advantage of good photographing weather and tonight was excellent

Sony ILCE-6500
E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS
f/6.3
339.0 mm
1/200
200
Flash (off, did not
Hope to improve w every shot and grateful to be able to do so

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 16 November 2021 at 21:02
Looks much better to me than the previous one!

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 18 November 2021 at 07:11
Thanks Fred, doing my homework

Here is last nights, one can tell by the progression of the shadow. Got a real clear night, found myself out photographing this picture at midnight, 27 Fahrenheit. Where I live the moon is quite bright, a white, silver glow
11/16/21








a little filter fun

Coast

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 18 November 2021 at 20:30
27F, brrrr
Seems you've found a new hobby
Don't forget your night's rest

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 18 November 2021 at 21:08
I wanted to go out shooting the full moon, but it was clouded

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Posted By: dogears
Date Posted: 19 November 2021 at 13:13
Sharing the view from Philippines.
Moon rise started 1722H which was past 20mins after the maximum and wasnt expecting to see it (always cloudy when there's an event haha) but it was there when I peaked. Time was about 1750H.

1. from Oly EPL7 and 500/8MD [1751H]


2. then tried A700 and 300/4 heavily cropped [1824H]


Cheers


Posted By: Basil
Date Posted: 19 November 2021 at 14:17
The Lunar eclipse. From Minnesota sometime after 3:00 AM

https://basil-owen.smugmug.com/Photography/Things/i-DwmWMVD/A">

A77ii/ Minolta 600 f4


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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 19 November 2021 at 22:50
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

27F, brrrr
Seems you've found a new hobby
Don't forget your night's rest

Well maybe not that new. I was 12 when I bought my first telescope and the first time I saw the rings of Saturn. Ever since then…

BTW, it was December and also around 27 Fahrenheit ❄️
Thanks I will get my rest
Joe

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Posted By: travelshots
Date Posted: 19 November 2021 at 23:33
Crops of a moon shot I recently took with A7rIV, SEL200-600 + TC2:









Originals are larger but can't be displayed in full size / resolution due to limitations of the forum.

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Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 20 November 2021 at 12:56
Really nice resolution on those. I've seen many pics of the 200-600 where it seems to do a wonderful job of punching well above its weight class.

P.S. You can make your pics a link to full resolution pics.

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 20 November 2021 at 15:32
Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

Really nice resolution on those. I've seen many pics of the 200-600 where it seems to do a wonderful job of punching well above its weight class.

P.S. You can make your pics a link to full resolution pics.


+1

And even better, when I "right click" on the image (in Firefox) I get a choice called "open image in new tab" and doing that shows the image filling the whole screen and a little magnifying glass to even enlarge a bigger area with one click to the full resolution the image is stored on the host site. Indeed tremendous detail can be observed that way in these photo's

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Posted By: travelshots
Date Posted: 20 November 2021 at 18:30
Thanks! The right click for the new tab does it very well!


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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 20 November 2021 at 19:10
Impressive !

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Posted By: onsplekkie
Date Posted: 21 November 2021 at 11:57
GreatManyStarHotel
https://flic.kr/p/2mL6tnq">


Posted By: dogears
Date Posted: 22 November 2021 at 05:22
@travelshots, very nice indeed


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 19 March 2022 at 21:21
Last night
https://www.flickr.com/gp/147603320@N02/r0WuCg">
A99ii + 70-400G (hand held)


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Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 16 May 2022 at 23:09
Total lunar eclipse 16 May 2022 12:17am EDT, Pennsylvania, USA (full frame, gently edited)



A900 and Tamron 70-200/2.8 I plus Tamron 300F-Xi 2x Teleconverter, on tripod
ISO 800, f/5.6, 1.6 seconds

A crop from the image above



*edited to enter exact time, as EXIF might have been changed during editing

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 17 May 2022 at 02:43
Very nice Alpha🌒
clouded up in my neck a the woods

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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 13 August 2022 at 13:08
https://flic.kr/p/2nE5nKF">
https://flic.kr/p/2nE5nKF - Star trails | A7 III and FE ZA 24-70 @ 24mm

In a forlorn attempt to capture a Perseid last night I pointed the camera at a segment of the sky and made 99 exposures of 20 s each at f/11 and ISO 1600. The 24mm end of the zoom lens doesn't give a huge field of view, and no meteor came my way. However, I had enough to make a little star trail image using StarStax, and no wind meant that the foliage stayed reasonably sharp.

If it stays clear I'll try a 14mm lens tonight, but the full moon doesn't do any favours either!

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 13 August 2022 at 13:18
I walked into a planet, during a bad hour when I was awake in the middle of the nigt.

Jupiter with 3 or 4 moons visible.
https://flic.kr/p/2nE33yV">

Single shot at 4:43:10 AM
Sony ILCE-7M4
100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary 020
f/6.3
385.5 mm
0.8s
4000iso

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Posted By: onsplekkie
Date Posted: 13 August 2022 at 13:24
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:



In a forlorn attempt to capture a Perseid last night I pointed the camera at a segment of the sky and made 99 exposures of 20 s each at f/11 and ISO 1600. The 24mm end of the zoom lens doesn't give a huge field of view, and no meteor came my way. However, I had enough to make a little star trail image using StarStax, and no wind meant that the foliage stayed reasonably sharp.

If it stays clear I'll try a 14mm lens tonight, but the full moon doesn't do any favours either!


Nice!
Because of the fullmoon I left the camera in the bag and just laid back & enjoyed the night sky. I did see a few shooting stars


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 13 August 2022 at 13:31
Maybe here?

https://flic.kr/p/2nDX9oM">

The moon just disappeared behind the houses around my garden, I was sitting on the balcony, the camera was in a continuous loop of making pictures and I enjoyed the night sky, annoying myself of not being able to sleep.
Saw a handfull of meteorites.

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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 13 August 2022 at 15:48
I had four or five successive frames with a faint streak like that and I concluded that because these were 20 s exposures these were more likely to be satellites.

The moon was the other side of my house but there was still enough light after midnight to see things in the garden.

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 13 August 2022 at 16:34
But this one isn't on the next, consecutive, frame, taken directly after this frame. That made my conclusion different than yours.

Actually, I doubted it at the first look, but couldn't see more frames as this one.

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Posted By: Jadom
Date Posted: 13 August 2022 at 21:08
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Maybe here?

The moon just disappeared behind the houses around my garden, I was sitting on the balcony, the camera was in a continuous loop of making pictures and I enjoyed the night sky, annoying myself of not being able to sleep.
Saw a handfull of meteorites.


And I like this one better than previous one, Harm. Sometimes sleeplessness can be turned towards interesting direction.   

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 13 August 2022 at 21:12


Thanxs!

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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 13 August 2022 at 23:07
I made a short video clip from my 99 frames, which can be seen here, https://flic.kr/p/2nE7Wrj - https://flic.kr/p/2nE7Wrj . It's at 10 fps so lasts 10 s, and is at 4k resolution.

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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 14 August 2022 at 18:51
So I tried again last night, with a Samyang 14mm F2.8 MF lens. There was high cloud but stars were just about poking through so I ran 153 exposures of 20s each over about 56 mins.

The cumulative Star Trail with Comet Effect is here:

https://flic.kr/p/2nEeXek">

The video showing build up, at 10 fps / 15 s

https://flic.kr/p/2nEdDsj - https://flic.kr/p/2nEdDsj

A non-star-trail video clip is perhaps closer to reality and shows that what I thought might be a satellite is in fact probably an aircraft (the trail leaves a con-trail behind, at about 3-4 s in)).

https://flic.kr/p/2nEh2Bg - https://flic.kr/p/2nEh2Bg

Anyway, I don't think there was a perseid and a near-full moon and high cloud can play havoc with your plans.


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Posted By: onsplekkie
Date Posted: 14 August 2022 at 19:36
KalamakiNights
https://flic.kr/p/2nEkqG2">


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 14 August 2022 at 20:38
On the other hand ... this is great!

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Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 14 August 2022 at 21:16
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

On the other hand ... this is great!
Although the colour noise looks quite ugly in the ground part of the image.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 21 August 2022 at 22:12
https://www.flickr.com/gp/147603320@N02/t3849172j2">
A7IV + 70-400mm G + LA-EA5

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 03 September 2022 at 08:12
a Lament:
2nd season just went by without a chance for a Milky Way photo. The weather!
Thats tough, one of the reasons I left downtown San Francisco for the Southwest high mountains was to better view the night sky, "Milky Way". The other to roam the state and national parks
Stars don't align perfectly that often, which is what's necessary to photograph the Milky Way
I have always said, when one has the opportunity to do it. You have to do it. Opportunities don't come along often

This is one I took in 2015 w my a6000 and Rokinon 12mm
the Milky Way at times during the shoot was from horizon to horizon which was an amazing sight and often wondered how it would photograph had I a fisheye also
the ultra wide couldn't take it all in

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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 03 September 2022 at 09:09
Very nice - is it feasible to plan a stitched photo from several frames? It might be hard for software to align the bigger picture, I guess, with no or few obvious reference points.

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Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 04 September 2022 at 04:54
Latest attempt at a moon shot (single frame)



A7RIV, Coulter 8" Dobsonian Reflector, 2x barlow
no crop, JPG only, processed mainly in GIMP, downsized from 61MP
edit: ISO 2000, 1/250s

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