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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-17-2018, 04:46 PM  
Thematic Post & Discuss Your Astro Tracer Star Trails & Star Shots
Posted By interested_observer
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I've always shot with auto WB, especially since it can easily be reset in post processing. The lonelyspeck articles has a good approach on determining the right WB for the scene in post. What I have encountered with the K1 is, that for whatever reason, it just nailed it automagically each time. So, I've been inclined to just leave it be, till it becomes broken.

* How to Process Milky Way Astrophotography in Adobe Lightroom – Lonely Speck

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Stellarium - Here is a quick video tour and how to use it....
















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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-16-2018, 06:29 PM  
Thematic Post & Discuss Your Astro Tracer Star Trails & Star Shots
Posted By interested_observer
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Views: 1,214
I used Stellarium and yes, the moon sets at 11pm your time, and the Milky Way is there at 210 degrees. I guess all the smoke and haze from the California fires is floating up your way. Too bad - we just have the monsoons continuing tonight - so everything is clouded in.

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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-16-2018, 11:05 AM  
Thematic Post & Discuss Your Astro Tracer Star Trails & Star Shots
Posted By interested_observer
Replies: 37
Views: 1,214
My largest suggestion is to change one item. Shoot wide open. There is so little starlight, you need as much aperture as you can get. Depth of field does not matter - with the distance we are talking about, it does not enter in to the discussion. Stopping down for sharpness - doesn't matter either. If you don't collect the starlight - sharpness is the least of the problems.

ISO 1600 is good, but personally - going with ISO 800 (with the K1) provides better dynamic range, and thus better overall color with the Milky Way.


Exactly this! I've had my best luck with 50 to 60 seconds. I need to try 90 seconds - others have had good experiences with 90, but I just have not gotten there yet.
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Last year about this time, I finally decided to upgrade from the K5 to the K1 in order to really get the Milky Way images that I wanted to capture. I needed to go to a full frame sensor. Here is one from a couple of months ago. K1 with the Pentax 15-30/f2.8 at 15mm f2.8, 50 seconds - 3 frames stitched (Microsoft ICE) with the GPS astrotracer enabled.


This last year has been really difficult for me just getting out. Everything has just gotten in the way of getting out and shooting, now that I have the equipment to capture what I really want to capture.

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