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05-01-2013, 04:55 AM   #361
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Hey everyone,

I've been watching these forums for a while and thought I'd finally register - I swapped from a Canon 7D to the K5 in August last year and couldn't be happier half the price of the 7D and the quality is like chalk and cheese! Here's a shot I took back in March of Orion, using the O-GPS1 and a Sigma 18-200 @ 170mm. Settings are F6.3, ISO1600, 120 seconds. Pretty happy with the results I got a Sigma 70-200 F2.8 coming hopefully Friday so looking forward to trying that out with astrophotography too!



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Congratulations and welcome!

I foresee many sleepless night for you because of your new purchases..........
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To quote the fantastic King Diamond:
"I can not sleep at night. That's what the day is for anyway."

I want that O-GPS1 thingy.
05-01-2013, 09:26 PM   #364
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Nice Quote!

QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
To quote the fantastic King Diamond:
"I can not sleep at night. That's what the day is for anyway."

I want that O-GPS1 thingy.
Nice One! And the O-GPS1 is def worth it! I love mine!

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I am going out for my first astrophotography excursion next weekend. Are there any Southern Calofornia people here who might be able to rent me a K5II or K5IIs for use? Please p.m. me if so.
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I am going out for my first astrophotography excursion next weekend. Are there any Southern California people here who might be able to rent me a K5II or K5IIs for use? Please p.m. me if so.
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Thanks everyone! I headed out last night in near perfect conditions west of Mackay Australia and did this nice stack - 26 minutes of 30 seconds at F3.5 ISO800 on the Sigma 10-20mm - the light trails are glowsticks in the river

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QuoteOriginally posted by weathermon Quote
did this nice stack
That's a stunning image. Love the glow sticks idea too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by weathermon Quote
Thanks everyone! I headed out last night in near perfect conditions west of Mackay Australia and did this nice stack - 26 minutes of 30 seconds at F3.5 ISO800 on the Sigma 10-20mm - the light trails are glowsticks in the river
Love it! I just saw something about putting glowsticks in rivers somewhere else. Cool!
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QuoteOriginally posted by weathermon Quote
Thanks everyone! I headed out last night in near perfect conditions west of Mackay Australia and did this nice stack - 26 minutes of 30 seconds at F3.5 ISO800 on the Sigma 10-20mm - the light trails are glowsticks in the river
Great shot! And very nice to use the glowsticks! Here is my first attempt to shot the Milky Way (resized image)
Location: Strawberry crater, Az.
5 images of 20 sec ISO 1600. Unfortunately I took those in jpg mode...
Stacking in MaximDL, the stacking is not so good either.
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Some more shots from Strawberry Crater Az.
I wish I had taken more pictures
4x20sec ISO 1600. Stacking with MaximDL. No further processing.
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And finally...a quick mosaic
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QuoteOriginally posted by sbruzzone Quote
And finally...a quick mosaic
I think this is beautiful. I took the liberty of stitching it with Microsoft ICE. I hope that's alright. It's not perfect, but it's not bad for free software


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QuoteOriginally posted by dqniel Quote
I think this is beautiful. I took the liberty of stitching it with Microsoft ICE. I hope that's alright. It's not perfect, but it's not bad for free software

Amazing! I'm doing a new version with ICE too.
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Orion Nebula M42

Take through Stellarvue 80mm ED refractor. Processed with Deep Sky Stacker and Nebulosity. My next step in processing this should be to remove the halos around stars.

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