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Phil Whitley23/08/2021 17:47:57
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Stunning shot Neil!!

Phil

Steviegtr23/08/2021 19:33:22
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Wow that's brilliant.

Steve.

Neil Wyatt26/08/2021 10:36:24
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Thanks!

Vic26/08/2021 12:52:21
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 23/11/2020 10:12:32:

Provided the camera is reasonably capable, the most important requirement is holding it steady!

The other problem is blur due to the earth spinning, causing the heavens to rotate across the sky. To minimise that, an astronomical mount is needed, the best ones being motorised to track the object.

For night sky photography with standard camera lenses Pentax cameras use “Astrtracer” that moves the sensor.

**LINK**

Neil Wyatt23/09/2021 11:48:23
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My new workshop is making progress, and I'm itching to get back to metalworking. In the meantime astrophotography is a bit of a lifeline.

Saturn and Jupiter from two nights ago. Photographing them each year has become something of a ritual, with the quest to achieve something a bit crisper and more detailed. I think beyond this I need to go for a bigger scope.

saturn drizzle 15.jpg

combined ir.jpg

Neil Wyatt23/09/2021 11:51:14
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Posted by Vic on 26/08/2021 12:52:21:
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 23/11/2020 10:12:32:

Provided the camera is reasonably capable, the most important requirement is holding it steady!

The other problem is blur due to the earth spinning, causing the heavens to rotate across the sky. To minimise that, an astronomical mount is needed, the best ones being motorised to track the object.

For night sky photography with standard camera lenses Pentax cameras use “Astrtracer” that moves the sensor.

**LINK**

It's a very clever so0lution, although it obviously has limits, not least the need to re-frame after each shot if you want to stack multiple exposures.

Michael Gilligan12/10/2021 10:48:59
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**LINK**

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/11/whats-this-weird-blue-explosion-photographed-from-the-space-station-15401429/

MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt15/10/2021 10:19:20
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I would love to photograph a goblin or sprite. People have caught sprites from the ground.

Neil

Mick B115/10/2021 12:01:22
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/10/2021 10:19:20:

I would love to photograph a goblin or sprite. People have caught sprites from the ground.

Neil

Well, I just read about sprites, elves and giants, but din't see nuffin' about no goblin...

Subterranean discharge event, visible only to miners/tunnelers/cavers?

Michael Gilligan22/11/2021 09:31:07
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They say a thousand words are worth a picture [or something like that], so hopefully this is an acceptable thread for this link : **LINK**

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/odd-martian-meteorites-traced-back-to-largest-volcanic-structure-in-the-solar-system

MichaelG.

DiogenesII22/11/2021 18:31:51
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There's a great moonrise happening in Gloucestershire at time of posting - just breaking over the horizon to ? N of E, huge and exactly the colour of a pumpkin..

Edited By DiogenesII on 22/11/2021 18:33:16

Edited By DiogenesII on 22/11/2021 18:34:06

Michael Gilligan04/12/2021 21:07:05
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I hope Neil won’t mind NASA hi-jacking his thread with a close-up

… This is a beautiful image: **LINK**

https://mashable.com/article/mars-nasa-crater-image

MichaelG.

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