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SteveEveritt
Posted 13/12/2018 - 16:08 Link
If you're not using the Astrotracer, why on earth not! It is simply awesome, takes a bit of getting used to but just look at the results
This was 33 images stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. Each image was 10 seconds f5.6 ISO1600 @ 450mm also 10 darks were used to smooth out the noise.

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M42 09-12-2018
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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" (John Lennon)
RobL
Posted 13/12/2018 - 16:53 Link
Seriously impressive! Was this using the accessory astrotracer or the integrated one in K1/K1.II?
HarisF1
Posted 13/12/2018 - 17:12 Link
This is amazing. I've wanted to get back into astro but haven't ever managed to pick myself up for it.

Were you at a dark site for this?
All the gear with no idea
SteveEveritt
Posted 13/12/2018 - 17:50 Link
RobL wrote:
Seriously impressive! Was this using the accessory astrotracer or the integrated one in K1/K1.II?

I used the K1ii and DFA150-450 for this but have had equal success with the O-GPS1 on my K3 in the past. Stacking the images and using dark frames has made a huge difference to how the images end up and enables higher ISO settings for greater sensitivity.
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SteveEveritt
Posted 13/12/2018 - 17:52 Link
HarisF1 wrote:
This is amazing. I've wanted to get back into astro but haven't ever managed to pick myself up for it.

Were you at a dark site for this?

I am in Lanzarote so yes, dark skies. Not a lot of light pollution but there is some.
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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" (John Lennon)
Posted 13/12/2018 - 20:20 Link
That is some result! I'm very impressed.

Regards
Mike
LennyBloke
Posted 13/12/2018 - 21:25 Link
That's one of the best M42 astrotracer shots I've ever seen - I'll have to have a go again myself but I doubt I'll get to this standard
LennyBloke
derek897
Posted 13/12/2018 - 21:46 Link
I've yet to give the astro tracer a go, been promising myself I'd try it, just never got around to it.
These are phenomenal,
You could probably do a blog / vlog on doing these, I'm sure it would be a huge success. And very much appreciated

Derek
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richandfleur
Posted 13/12/2018 - 22:31 Link
That's freakin epic. Incredible shot there. Wow.
bjolester
Posted 13/12/2018 - 22:39 Link
Amazing astro photo!
Bjørn

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