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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2023 at 15:14
Amazing capture. A bit surprised to see it and the Milky Way so clearly in such a light sky, and wonder how it might look if the sky were darkened a little in PP?
Whatever, it really is a great piece of astro photography.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2023 at 16:36
Excellent, Simon!

I'm in Yucca Valley, CA. Saw many meteors in last night's meteor shower.
Unfortunately, I don't have my camera with me!

I bet your capture required a lot of patience. Well done! I like the trees in the foreground -- very nice composition.

I'd like to learn to capture the milky way some day. I'll give it a try on my next visit here over in Joshua Tree National Park which is not far from Yucca Valley.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tricky01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2023 at 17:57
Thanks all.
@Jozioau, the light in the frame is the glow of the small villages below in the valley, but being up high, the light pollution peters out to then get very clear view of the stars.
@Kelly, milkyway pics are surprisingly easy, I'd just maths at the end of the day. The tricky part is the planning - finding clear night, in area with low light pollution and ideally with little / no moon (depending how much light you want on the foreground. PhotoPills app is very good for finding and forecasting path of milky way in the sky and also getting shutter speed right for star spots (the old '500 rule' doesn't really work for today's high resolution cameras).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2023 at 20:12
Last night I took my chance with attempting photograph The Milky Way and Perseids, but 1) I didn't stay up too long and was in the bed already around 1 AM, 2) I definately should practice astro photography more (but obviously there isn't suitable conditions that often). Here are perhaps the best attempts...

1. Too many lights on the other side of Lake Saimaa if you ask me...

α7R IV + Sony FE 1.8/14 GM @ 14 mm, f/2.5, 15 s, ISO 1600 (+ some cropping)

2. And too many trees on shore on my side

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2023 at 20:15
Mmm, in my humble opinion they look less sharp than I might expect from you, or are it my eyes or screen?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2023 at 21:49
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Mmm, in my humble opinion they look less sharp than I might expect from you, or are it my eyes or screen?
Your eyes and screen are probably ok, it is my all my fault: looks like focusing is somehow off despite I set the lens to MF and focused into infinity... And somehow in middle of night it is damn hard to verify these things from the small camera screen. Oh bummer, opportunity lost, I hope I have better luck when I try this sort of thing next time.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2023 at 11:30
Another attempt on the astrolandscape photography and this time I'm little more pleased with the result...

Milky Way above Koirasaari

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2023 at 11:41
Nice, Heikki! Very nice!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2023 at 18:20
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Nice, Heikki! Very nice!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2023 at 18:31
My attempt in California.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2023 at 18:48
Originally posted by mariuszlo mariuszlo wrote:

My attempt in California.
Reasonably good attempt: the sky looks fine, but the trees look bit messy, especially the one on the left.

ObAstro: Another take on the Milky Way from last night

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jadom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2023 at 19:43
Let me join The MW Fan Club and show my attempt.
MW somewhere in NE PL:
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Andromeda Galaxy - Messier 31 (M31)

A7RIV and a telescope (AstroTech AT72EDII) on a star tracker mount (SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Pro). 20 exposures of 181 seconds (total of 1hr 20s of exposure, stacked with darks/flats/bias frames, and processed in DeepSkyStacker, Siril, and Photoshop)



Note: I've also put a copy of this on my Flickr for posting elsewhere on the web.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2023 at 21:19
And it's a nice photo!
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