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  #1 Old 17-05-2005 Default Astrophotography

Hi guys, lets bring this forum back to life!!!!!!!

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How about we start by looking at astrophotography, lets share our experiences, and maybe give a little 'how to' to each other?

I've joined my neighbour for some photographing sessions long long time ago.. too bad i was too small to understand the concept. We took pictures of constellations, the comet Hale Bopp, comet Hyakutake , the moon, planets and all those things..

I would really want to try them for myself.. but i'm not home and i don't have a camera plus the skills..

Anyone wanna share?
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  #2 Old 23-06-2005 Default Re: Astrophotography

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Hi guys, lets bring this forum back to life!!!!!!!

Hehe!

How about we start by looking at astrophotography, lets share our experiences, and maybe give a little 'how to' to each other?

I've joined my neighbour for some photographing sessions long long time ago.. too bad i was too small to understand the concept. We took pictures of constellations, the comet Hale Bopp, comet Hyakutake , the moon, planets and all those things..

I would really want to try them for myself.. but i'm not home and i don't have a camera plus the skills..

Anyone wanna share?
That's a great experience! Is your neighbour some kind of astronomy lover or professional photographer? You mean he took all those astronomy pictures with a telescope?

I think without a telescope we can't really take any pictures of this kind. The most we can achieve with the highest resolution camera is just a star-trail nightsky with a very long exposure.
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  #3 Old 23-06-2005 Default

He's an astronomy lover. Hehe! He even built an observertory in his backyard, 3 stories tall. I used to go over to his place to see things when i was little. He shown me things like comet Hale-Bobp, the planets, the time when shomaker levy crashed into jupiter, things like that. It's really cool! With just a camera, you'll be amazed of what we can really take. I should show you my comet picture we took on a beach in penang using just a camera. Of course, more detailed pictures would need a telescope.

Yeah, a star trail would be cool too! hehe!
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  #4 Old 18-07-2005 Default

hmm...how abt setting the shutter time of the camera to many hours, then we may see many many trails..a meteor shower...now that will be interesting
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  #5 Old 18-07-2005 Default

yeah, they actually did that, and you see the movement of the skies.
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  #6 Old 07-08-2005 Default

i like those kind of photos..they sure looks nice...hmm...anyone out there hv a high powe telescope??i really wanna photograph all those nebulas and dust in the space...
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  #7 Old 08-08-2005 Default

My neighbour is an astronomer as a hobby, he built his own 3 storey high observertory. There's one picture that he took, that shows a star exploding, magnificent!
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  #8 Old 23-12-2005 Default

I used to take pictures of moon and nightsky. For the nightsky, point your camera towards the area of your interest (eg, Milky way) and you need a tracking system. The tracking system can be electronic or mechanical. You can build it yourself. Just do some literature research or using your imagination to build one. You are trying to track the movement of stars. A minimum of 15 minutes tracking with ISO 400 and small F# are required to get a decent beautiful nightsky.
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A minimum of 15 minutes tracking with ISO 400 and small F# are required to get a decent beautiful nightsky.
Could you elaborate? I don't understand the technicalities here..
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