Another picture from last Saturday (actually already again Sunday) from the wind park Nordholz. Here just the moon showed up at the horizon and thus also the Milky Way was increasingly outshone by the light. 15 minutes later it was hardly to be seen.
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Deep Sky photography using the Skywatcher EQM-35 with SynScan Goto
A picture from last Saturday from Nordholz. The milky way is well visible, but still not good enough. Keep practicing… Foreground is a 60s exposure without tracker and the Milky Way then 60s at ISO 800 with the iOptron. After that the problems start, the blending. Not perfect, but still… Of course it works also […]
Before and after the images of the Pinwheel galaxy I took some more images of the current crescent moon. First 50 shots from 22 o’clock. The later shot at midnight I made with 3 different shutter speeds and calculated a HDR after the stacking. The following image was created from a total of 180 shots […]
A little more than two years ago I had already photographed the Pinwheel galaxy. Last night I photographed it again with the Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF and the Fuji X-T3 on the iOptron mount. Again, the positioning was not easy and finally the galaxy itself landed in the lower right quarter of the sensor. This […]
In the night of April 16-17, I set up my iOptron mount in the nearby coastal heaths to photograph the Virgo galaxy cluster. However, 45 minutes of exposure time is not nearly enough to get enough detail. I took the picture with the Fuji GFX and the Mamiya 150mm f/4. Recording data. An astrometry […]
Second attempt to photograph the Rosette nebula. Last Tuesday I tried it with the Fuji X-T3 and the Tamron 70-200f/2.8. By presetting it to 70mm at the beginning, it was a little easier to find the object. However, the image quality of the 70-200 is rather to get used to due to heavy coma. Nevertheless, […]
Yesterday, in the early evening, I photographed the full moon once again. Again with the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF, but this time additionally with the Nikon 1.4 teleconverter, so effectively 700mm plus 1.5 crop factor of the Fuji X-T3. Above the result from 500 images. Of the 500 images, 100 had > 90% quality for […]
Yesterday evening I could get my first usable result with the iOptron SkyGuider Pro mount. It is already damn hard to find the right section of the sky with LiveView without GOTO functionality. The one shown was the third attempt. This definitely requires more knowledge about the objects in the sky and also in interaction […]
The moon is not as colorless as one might think. Here is a version of the last image taken of the (nearly) full moon with extended color saturation in the individual channels. This inspires to take more pictures of the earth’s satellite and especially to “stack” them to get more details in the pictures.