Weekly challenge 11/21 - 11/27 Look! Up in the sky! It's a...

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  1. SquarePeg

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    For this week's challenge, post photos of something you can find in the sky. No other rules or criteria. Yes, clouds count. No, it doesn't have to be in the sky when you take the photo.

    New photos only for the challenge please. Get out there and shoot!


    *****If anyone has any challenge ideas, please send me a PM. After a couple of years of these weekly challenges, I'm running out of themes and while I think it's ok to repeat some of the better challenges, it would be nice to have some new ones in between.


     
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    oh sorry I was too early with this one.. I took it yesterday..disregard..
     
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    Great timing as I left the city to work on my astrophotography skills. This skill set has a steep learning curve and I have a long way to go.
    These were shot with the Canon R6 on a Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6. They are each 40 separate 30 second exposures stacked into one.

    I'm just getting started but if you enjoy astrophotography images @crimbfighter has shared some excellent astro shots.

    M33 Triangulum Galaxy

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    M31 (part of) Andromeda Galaxy

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    Wow! That 2nd one is amazing. A bit cool/greenish though... what are you using for wb? Imo that us the biggest struggle with post for astro.
     
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    In camera I just use auto WB as there is soooo much processing in astro. I left (enhanced ?) that little bit of color for asthetics although to me it looks yellowish. I only have one light pollution filter and did not use it this evening. Those really complicate post-processing.
     
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    Those are great! The Triangulum Galaxy is a tough galaxy to process. I've had mixed luck on it.
     
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    Excellent subject. Great light. Nice shot.
     
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    I see what you mean. This morning I'm seeing it through the full web site on my notebook and there is much more green/yellow. I think I processed this with the brightness turned down on the notebook to preserve night vision. If so, another lesson learned!!!
     
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    I like a warmer sky but want it dark enough to still read as nighttime so I am typically shooting at around 3600K and tweak from there.

    How to Choose the Right White Balance for Night Skies — National Parks at Night
     

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