The Milky Way


SteveEveritt

Link Posted 25/09/2019 - 00:10
If you're not using the Astrotraceer function, you really should give it a go.
Having the ability to record a single exposure of 120 seconds at ISO as low as 800 and the ability to stop your lens down to its sweet spot, this was f5.6 and all at 24mm is simple staggering. Then to end up with an image as sharp as this
Admittedly to get the foreground sharp a second image is required using the same settings and simply merged in post.


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Last Edited by SteveEveritt on 25/09/2019 - 00:12

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 25/09/2019 - 00:15
This was at 70mm f4 ISO400 and 120 seconds, two full minutes without star trails. Awesome



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08tiger

Link Posted 25/09/2019 - 08:43
Well done, I've tried it a couple of times but not had these results.
C&C welcome.
Don.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 25/09/2019 - 09:38
Superb Results Steve - must have another bash myself, haven't done any Astro for a couple of years
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Mike-P

Link Posted 25/09/2019 - 09:45
Excellent results. I keep meaning to try as I live near the new forest which is perfect for this type of thing.
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mcrtchly

Link Posted 25/09/2019 - 21:39
Great shot.
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PaulEvans

Link Posted 26/09/2019 - 16:59
Well done - nice merge with the foreground.

I have tried the Astrotracer as its built in to my K3ii, but I eventually made myself a checklist as I kept forgetting some vital setting. When you do get it working, it's great.

Paul
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JForeigner

Link Posted 27/09/2019 - 08:40
Well done, I do like Milky Way images.

I must get out and have another go at it myself at some point.

Gary
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pschlute

Link Posted 27/09/2019 - 12:47
Nice work, I must try this sometime.
Peter



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Susie

Link Posted 03/10/2019 - 05:42
This is an excellent use of astrotracer function - well done!

richandfleur

Link Posted 03/10/2019 - 07:14
Great stuff.

I feel a tutorial coming on. What lenses and processing and planning for shot etc?

Benz3ne

Link Posted 03/10/2019 - 08:14
Beautiful pictures. The astrotracer has me torn... do I get one for my current camera (K-70) or do I look to sell and buy a used K-1?! I'm tending towards the former.

alfpics

Link Posted 04/10/2019 - 08:25
Only just seen these - great stuff Steve. Must get out with mine again...
Andy

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 04/10/2019 - 10:25
Great stuff Steve... very nice indeed...

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johnriley

Link Posted 04/10/2019 - 14:28
Really impressive.
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