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09-25-2014, 09:33 AM   #691
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captainbert - your stack photos are incredible!! I want to get into star trails. How did you get the colors in the night sky? I've never seen it like that before

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I took this picture of Orion's sword this morning during the lunar eclipse.
Camera: K-5
Lens: SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
O-GPS1 (Astrotracker), 60 seconds, f8, ISO 1600, 300mm.
Used Lightroom 5 to crop a bit and adjustments to remove light pollution.
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Let the lunar eclipse uploads begin...
Pentax K-5 on a Celestron Nexstar 5i altaz tracking 1250mm f/10
First photo ISO 100 8sec exposure
Second photo ISO 100 3sec exposure
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10-08-2014, 02:19 PM   #694
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QuoteOriginally posted by rjpinaz Quote
I took this picture of Orion's sword this morning during the lunar eclipse.
Camera: K-5
Lens: SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
O-GPS1 (Astrotracker), 60 seconds, f8, ISO 1600, 300mm.
Used Lightroom 5 to crop a bit and adjustments to remove light pollution.
Good picture. And very natural, exactly as I saw it in a very clear winter night through my telescope, high in the mountain. Congrats.

@Eric Seavey, Thanks a lot.

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Mine from NZ around midnight. We have been plagued with storms over the past week and last night still had cloud with intermittent clear spots.
Pentax K10D, 75-300mm FAJ set at 300mm, ISO 1600, NR on, 2 secs exposure, tripod mounted.

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I also took some shots with the same camera mounted on my Bigma (50-500mm) @ 7sec exposure 500mm F/8 ISO100 with the O-GPS-1 astrotracker

I cropped the photo and kept the star to the left to show no star trails.
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It was clouded here during the eclipse, but I did get a good image of the Moon Monday night.

I used my 8" SCT @ F/6.3 and the K-5 IIs 1/750 second @ ISO 160. Post processed in PS to enhance contrast and detail. I'm generally pleased with it. The 30 year old optic did well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by geo444 Quote
... and one of the first DSLR (w/ Fuji S3 Pro) to implement Live-View !
Olympus introduced Liveview in DSLRs.

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QuoteOriginally posted by nightfly Quote
It was clouded here during the eclipse, but I did get a good image of the Moon Monday night.

I used my 8" SCT @ F/6.3 and the K-5 IIs 1/750 second @ ISO 160. Post processed in PS to enhance contrast and detail. I'm generally pleased with it. The 30 year old optic did well.

I haven't seen all of the moon pictures on the forums, but of the one's I have seen, yours is by far the best. Cheers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by geomez Quote
I haven't seen all of the moon pictures on the forums, but of the one's I have seen, yours is by far the best. Cheers.
I enjoy the work of many of the PF members posted here as well, there are many enthusiastic and talented folks posting great work! That being said, I appreciate the nice comment. Thank you.
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Yes, there are a lot of good astrophotos in this thread and also in others. Maybe someone from Pentax will see it and will consider that this field need some attention. I just saw some picture on the Sky & Telescope magazine, from the Science Imaging and Astronomy exhibition from Pierce college, and I've seen Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fuji booth there, but no Pentax.

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Melotte 15

Melotte 15 in H-alpha. Heart of the heart nebula.

22 x 900" ISO800 Cooled and full spectrum modified Pentax K5. Celestron c8 OTA @ f6.3 on NEQ6 mount. I plan on doing full HST on this one if I get enough clear nights.

link to full res: WIP Melotte 15 (seti_v2) - Full resolution | AstroBin
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Today the sun had huge sunspots, visible with the naked eye (wearing solar glasses).
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bi color melotte15

Finished bi-color image of Melotte 15

22x900" H-alpha
23x900" OIII

ISO800 Pentax k5, Celestron 8" SCT @ f6.3 on NEQ6 mount
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QuoteOriginally posted by seti_v2 Quote
Finished bi-color image of Melotte 15

22x900" H-alpha
23x900" OIII

ISO800 Pentax k5, Celestron 8" SCT @ f6.3 on NEQ6 mount
Looks like something imaged by Hubbell. TFS.
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