1. Scott Murphy

    M42, M43 and NGC 1975 Nebulae

    Found in the "Sword" of the Constellation Orion. 500 light frames and 40 each dark, bias and flat frames stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and post processed in Photoshop Nikon D500, 400mm f/2.8 ED IF AIS Nikkor, 1 sec @ f/2.8 @ ISO 1250
  2. photoflyer

    Skyline Drive, Milky Way, Jupiter, Moonlit Mountains

    Headed up to the Skyline Drive and got this. Canon R6, ISO 12800, F 9.0 @ 30 seconds. Canon EF 24-105 F 4 L Mark II @ 24mm miunted piggyback on a Celestron Altitude Azimuth tracking mount. Jupiter is the "starburst" upper left and Saturn is above and left of of it. The moon was rising to...
  3. Destin

    Anyone seen E.T.?

    I've been looking for a spot with a clean south facing horizon line for a while for my Milky Way photos.. I have lots of silhouette ideas. Finally found a location and had conditions line up, so I took this photo last night. It's just missing E.T. Fuji X-T3 with 10-24 f/4. Settings: 13.8mm...
  4. photoflyer

    Orion even with full Moon and city lights

    @SquarePeg posted beautiful images of a lighthouse and the milky way processed with Sequator. That motivated me to get my Celestron Evolution telescope out and give it one more try. I had started to regret getting it. Now I'm motivated to get the clip-in light pollution filter, learn how to...
  5. BasilFawlty

    My First Attempt with StarGuider Pro

    I've only shot a couple of Milky Way shots in the past, but had to keep shutter speed low enough so as not to cause start trails. Those pictures came out so-so. Then I bought the StarGuider Pro and a few days ago made my first attempt to shoot the Milkyway using the StarGuider to track the...
  6. Destin

    I got photobombed by Mars last night!

    Went to Letchworth State Park last night and was shooting some star trails. Just happened to capture Mars moving across the sky as well! Shot on the X-T3 with the 10-24 f/4. 34 separate two minute exposures, each shot at iso 1600 and f/5.6. Images blended in StarStax. Star Trails at...
  7. Traveltom2406

    First astrophotography attempt!

    hello everyone! This is my first time using a forum so bear with me :) I went to blue ridge observatory and star park last night to try Astrophotography for the first time. I’m also a complete beginner and new to photography. I was wondering if anyone could give me feedback and tips on how to...
  8. Oliver232

    Milky Way in Switzerland

    It is not one photo, but made by 30'000 photos. My video time lapse of the Milky Way in Switzerland. It took me 17 sleepless nights and 200 hours of editing and music search. Hope you like it.
  9. D

    Upgrading from Canon SL1 to Canon 5D

    Hi I have been shooting with my Canon SL1 for about 2 years now, before I shot maybe a year with a Nikon D3200. I have been planning on upgrading to full frame for quite a while now, and tried to amass a few full frame lenses before the move (like the Canon EF 100-400mm L). I am trying to...
  10. B

    A Question on Subjects and Focus

    I recently took a trip to Death Valley with two friends of mine. These friends are the couple pictured in the photo. I dragged them along with me on a few night sky photo sessions, and happened to take this photo during one of them. Now, when I took it, I was thinking that it made more sense to...
  11. H

    Question about Samyang 16mm f2 lens on crop sensor camera

    Hi! I'm going to Yosemite in the summer and would like to do some astrophotography there, but am finding it difficult to choose a lens. I have a Canon EOS 60D and 700D and have am currently thinking the Samyang 16mm f2 because of its wide angle and wide aperture. I initially decided on the...
  12. PersistentNomad

    Another terrible try at Astrophotography

    I waited all week for the clouds to clear so I could go outside and shoot for the new moon. No luck. Tonight, it seemed, was going to be my night. And it was! ...for three minutes before new clouds rolled in really fast. I wasn't really pleased with any of my shots, so these are all pushed in...
  13. PersistentNomad

    Pieces of New Hampshire

    A few photos I took this weekend while visiting my parents in NH. The moon is a composite of two photos. This post is a total modge podge of things.
  14. PersistentNomad

    Next round of star photos, crit please

    Taken at Walnut Hill Park at the Salute to Women Memorial Rose Garden in New Britain, CT D5000, 18mm f4.5 at 15 seconds ISO 160 D5000, 18mm f11 at 30 seconds ISO 200 D5000, 18mm f8 at 30 seconds ISO 200 D5000, 18mm f8 at 76 seconds ISO 200
  15. PersistentNomad

    (really bad) Star Photography

    I'm not an astrophotographer, but I'm trying to be better at it. I took these tonight, but I'm not very pleased with them. I think my main problem is I don't live in an area where good spots to shoot from are readily available. This was in a small lawn at the bottom of the hill in my...
  16. nerwin

    Anyone here at TPF used/own the Rokinon 24mm f/1.4?

    I really want to step up my milky way and star trail shots, I live in Vermont so very little if any light pollution where I am so I have really good view of the milky way. I've taken some decent shots with my 50 1.8 but its just too much tele and I really want something wider and fast..but...
  17. M

    Did i buy the wrong lens!?

    wanting to get into astrophotography i did my research and found out the samyang 10mm f 2.8 would be a pretty good lens for my maybe not so good camera, nikon d3300. However it seems i somehow bought the "cine" version of the lens. which has a T number of 3.1 instead of an F number of 2.8. I...
  18. V

    Focus problem with 10-18mm for astrophotography

    I have a canon 10-18 I want to use with my Sony a6000. I went out tonight to get photos of the stars but I can't figure out how to get it to focus on the stars. I have to use manual focus since it's on an off brand camera (I used it on my 40D but I had the same problem). So I put the thing in...