From a moor to my back garden


Link Posted 08/03/2023 - 16:57
Yesterday I took advantage of the nice weather, and headed to Warslow Moor. At tea time I then shot back home to stand in my back garden gawking upwards!

I shot colour, B&W, IR, and Astro... Kind of a busy day fannying with cameras!

Colour and B&W


And finally.... Astro!

This is Betelgeuse. Shot thru a 150mm Newtonian Reflector.

The Moon shot thru a Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope

The Moon shot thru a 150mm Newtonian Reflector

All images PP with PS and LR. Astro stacked with Deep Sky Stacker, Registax and PS
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Last Edited by Spad on 08/03/2023 - 16:59


Link Posted 08/03/2023 - 17:26
That's a real QV set Spad

Betelgeuse is simple and beautiful, and that first image is simply beautiful

p.s. Quality and Variety if you're wondering


Link Posted 08/03/2023 - 19:19
A stunning set, almost too much to take in at one viewing. I particularly like the tree pictures - the straight trunk turning into twisting branches and the sunburst through the tree with backlit cloud above and patch of light below with shadows as subtle leading lines. Really nice .

The astro shots are interesting. It's the starburst that makes the Betelgeuse image work for me. Take it away and it's just a lot of bright dots on a black background. Well done for getting a stunning picture from an optical effect rather than insisting on reality. And the moon - was it really rotating between shots? Better tell NASA before they send a man to it only to find that it's not where they thought it would be .



Link Posted 08/03/2023 - 19:53

The Cassegrain Telescope acts like a massive mirror lens... the reflector takes a mirror image.

Thank you both for your kind words

PS... I do have a better one of Betelgeuse but not sure I can put it in here. It was taken with a Lumix GF1!
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Last Edited by Spad on 08/03/2023 - 19:55


Link Posted 09/03/2023 - 15:30
I love these shots, all are very good - best viewed large and when done so numbers 6 and 12 (panoramic ones) they just blew me away!
Last Edited by loadoftripe on 09/03/2023 - 15:31


Link Posted 12/03/2023 - 00:41

Some very nice land (sky) scapes, here.

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