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    Carpe Diem I_Fly's Avatar
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    My first attempt at astrophotography...

    went ok, considering the equipment I have to work with. Not having Speed's super-duper telescope attachment, I was forced to work with my Canon 75-300 USM IS, which is not exactly suited to this type of shooting.

    I was able to get a couple of decent photos. This is full frame shot, reduced for the web. Some abbreviated EXIF data: 1/4 second, f/5.6, at 300mm (390mm on my 1D), iso 200. No other adjustments.

    I shot a lot and only got a very few shots were saving that night! But it was a great learning experience. I have to say, I love having the info from each shot embedded in the file so I can compare and see what worked and didn't (I was too lazy to do that with film).

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    [QUOTE=I_Fly]went ok, considering the equipment I have to work with. Not having Speed's super-duper telescope attachment, I was forced to work with my Canon 75-300 USM IS, which is not exactly suited to this type of shooting.

    I was able to get a couple of decent photos. This is full frame shot, reduced for the web. Some abbreviated EXIF data: 1/4 second, f/5.6, at 300mm (390mm on my 1D), iso 200. No other adjustments.

    I shot a lot and only got a very few shots were saving that night! But it was a great learning experience. I have to say, I love having the info from each shot embedded in the file so I can compare and see what worked and didn't (I was too lazy to do that with film).

    Troy

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    Talking Woo Hoo!!!

    [QUOTE=I_Fly]went ok, considering the equipment I have to work with. Not having Speed's super-duper telescope attachment, I was forced to work with my Canon 75-300 USM IS, which is not exactly suited to this type of shooting.

    I was able to get a couple of decent photos. This is full frame shot, reduced for the web. Some abbreviated EXIF data: 1/4 second, f/5.6, at 300mm (390mm on my 1D), iso 200. No other adjustments.

    I shot a lot and only got a very few shots were saving that night! But it was a great learning experience. I have to say, I love having the info from each shot embedded in the file so I can compare and see what worked and didn't (I was too lazy to do that with film).

    Good to see someone else doing some astrophotoghrahy! Old Timer posted a couple of excellent moon shots a couple of weeks ago. I like seeing others do this sort of thing.

    The moon is a fairly easy target. It's large and bright. Anyone with a 300mm or longer lens and a stable tripod can get reasonably large images. Just remember to use the sunny f16 rule (f16 @ 1/film speed). You may find that a sunny f22 gives better results. Experiment and see what works.

    Now get you a 50mm lens and you can start shooting constellations as well!
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    Cool I Love This Shot!

    [QUOTE=I_Fly][QUOTE=I_Fly]went ok, considering the equipment I have to work with. Not having Speed's super-duper telescope attachment, I was forced to work with my Canon 75-300 USM IS, which is not exactly suited to this type of shooting.

    I was able to get a couple of decent photos. This is full frame shot, reduced for the web. Some abbreviated EXIF data: 1/4 second, f/5.6, at 300mm (390mm on my 1D), iso 200. No other adjustments.

    I shot a lot and only got a very few shots were saving that night! But it was a great learning experience. I have to say, I love having the info from each shot embedded in the file so I can compare and see what worked and didn't (I was too lazy to do that with film).



    Great shot my friend!

    No other comment required IMHO!
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