My Astro

by Nicole Bausman August. 01, 2021 230 views
10 photo stack 0030hr

10 photo stack 0030hr

Cousin with the moon

Cousin with the moon

northern lights on the left, moon at the back, and stars above

northern lights on the left, moon at the back, and stars above

4 photo stack 0200hr

4 photo stack 0200hr

Hi Everyone!! My goodness I'm so happy with my first astrophotography outing :) I spent a few days researching how to get the best results with my DLSR camera before heading out and I'm not disappointed! I'm using Stellarium to help locate the area of the sky I want to shoot. I was using a 12mm lens f2.8 speed due to the lens I did get some lens distortion around the edges. Being the first time I went out I wasn't looking to get the best shot, I was just wanting a bassline and I was going to be happy if I could see the Milky Way. I think I was too close to my town as in the first photo you can see some light pollution and the fourth you can see it on the left there. Also my province has been on fire all summer so you can see the smoke on the horizon. Thanks to the photo gods the smoke cleared up one night almost to encourage my new found photo fun.

The editing process is what I'm finding to be the most confusing aspect of star shooting. This is a learning curve for me and it seems every star photographer has very different opinions on how to do this. If you have any good resources on star photography that doesn't use startrackers please put a link in the comments or let me know! Thanks in advance :)

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David Nurse 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Fantastic set. Not for me but I am in awe of your results.

You could try looking at the tube channel of Alyn Wallace

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxQ3Dx6K95hpLpdJjTRIlg

I'm not sure if it will help but he is fascinating to watch.

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to David Nurse 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Thanks so much, I'll have to check it out!

2 weeks, 3 days ago Edited
K A Metcalfe 1 month, 3 weeks ago

This is something I want to try, if I could get results half as good as yours I would be happy.  Living in a large light polluting town I'm not even going to give it a go!  Someday, when I can travel perhaps - that's when I will start to read up on what to do smile

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to K A Metcalfe 2 weeks, 3 days ago

I hope you do! It was fun to sit out in the dark and star gaze :)

2 weeks, 3 days ago Edited
Tsao T-F 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Fantastic. Love this beautiful series.

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to Tsao T-F 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Thanks!

2 weeks, 3 days ago Edited
Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

These are wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing w/us! 
You did a great job, especially considering this was your first outing~
+1smile+1

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to Jay Boggess 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Thanks Jay!

2 weeks, 3 days ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Nicole Bausman 5 days, 20 hours ago

My pleasure, Sis!smile

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