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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2020, 11:55 »
I'm sure that is a factor, Gill.
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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2020, 20:31 »
What filters do you suggest, Sam?

I just compared my photo against those on the BBC website and Iím pleased with how favourable the comparison is 😀.  I still want a better shot though.

First couple on here..

https://www.harrisontelescopes.co.uk/acatalog/telescope-lunar-planetary-filters.html
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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2020, 20:32 »
I did use editing software with that photo and it looks ok to me - perhaps the contrast is a matter of individual monitor calibration?  :dunno:

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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2020, 22:02 »
Good idea, Sam.  I checked the price for a ND filter to fit my 105mm diameter camera lens - £219! It sounds as if I'd be better off trying to hook up my camera to hubby's telescope and buying a £15 telescope ND filter instead.

There's a local astronomy group near us, although when I say 'near', nowhere in Lincolnshire is actually near anywhere else.  It's all relative.  Anyway, I might visit them and see what they have to say.




Just for the record, I am most definitely not getting into astronomy - I just want to take pretty pictures.
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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2020, 20:21 »
Good idea, Sam.  I checked the price for a ND filter to fit my 105mm diameter camera lens - £219! It sounds as if I'd be better off trying to hook up my camera to hubby's telescope and buying a £15 telescope ND filter instead.

There's a local astronomy group near us, although when I say 'near', nowhere in Lincolnshire is actually near anywhere else.  It's all relative.  Anyway, I might visit them and see what they have to say.




Just for the record, I am most definitely not getting into astronomy - I just want to take pretty pictures.


Sounds like a good places to go... and getting into astronomy is about taking great pictures....

also look at http://fedastro.org.uk/  - might find another group closer???


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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2020, 20:44 »
To be fair Gill, your Wolf Moon photo was very good for a first timer.  A Moon filter can be purchased from Amazon for under a tenner. 
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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2020, 20:17 »
I went up into the Lincolnshire Wolds with some astronomers last night.  They were very helpful and I think this shot of Sirius and Orion came out best of all my efforts:



Shutter speed was a little slow but I'm happy enough.
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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2020, 21:00 »
That's a brilliant photo Gill.    You've captured lots of fainter stars in Orion too. 
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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2020, 21:24 »
Great photo, Gill!   :thumb:
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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2020, 20:20 »
Ace stuff!!
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Re: Night Sky Photography
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2020, 21:30 »
Thanks guys  :) .
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