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  1. #11
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    Re: My first star tracker image.

    @Whiskeyman. Good one.
    Yeah, they even have their own observatories. Forum posts looked something like this:
    "I converted my attic and constructed a sliding roof. I connected my computer to the super go-to with night vision and piggy-backed my CCD on my scope. My first star test showed some mild coma, so I ground another mirror out of a blank.....I am very happy with the observatory, which is good because after all of the money, I spent, my wife might make me move into it. Oh yeah, it also has a beer cooler."


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    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
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  2. #12
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    Re: My first star tracker image.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    i use my cheap and cheerful SLT goto and a 80mm wide field scope with my camera attached, the mount and scope owes me £160
    i also have a motorised CG4 EQ mount , but for some reason i cannot get it work properly , greased , re greased, backlash set, re set , Dec motor removed and so on but it will not play
    Sorry to read that.
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  3. #13
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    Re: My first star tracker image.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    I am acquainted with several members of the local astronomy club here, and I have to say that they give photographers a go, and often eclipse them (ha-ha), on how much they spend on equipment.

    WM
    Ok, that's really bad.
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  4. #14
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    Re: My first star tracker image.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moab Man View Post
    Ok, that's really bad.
    You're just envious that you didn't say it first, MM!

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  5. #15
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    Re: My first star tracker image.

    My first star tracker image.
    Captain Kristen "Beo" Wolfe - F-35 Demonstration Pilot - Hill AFB, Utah.
    My first star tracker image.-w_500_6937.jpg
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    Re: My first star tracker image.

    My first star tracker image.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moab Man View Post
    Captain Kristen "Beo" Wolfe - F-35 Demonstration Pilot - Hill AFB, Utah.
    My first star tracker image.-w_500_6937.jpg
    Rarely do you see the situation where you need less lens for aviation photography, but it's the case here. Just how close were you?

    We've got a lot of F-35's flying around where I live in Florida, but no mountains. We need to get some mountains like you have in the background.



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  7. #17
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    Re: My first star tracker image.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Rarely do you see the situation where you need less lens for aviation photography, but it's the case here. Just how close were you?

    We've got a lot of F-35's flying around where I live in Florida, but no mountains. We need to get some mountains like you have in the background.



    WM
    How close? I could have thrown a rock and hit the plane.

    Boxing up some mountains for you in a flat rate box.
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  8. #18
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    Re: My first star tracker image.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Rarely do you see the situation where you need less lens for aviation photography, but it's the case here. Just how close were you?

    We've got a lot of F-35's flying around where I live in Florida, but no mountains. We need to get some mountains like you have in the background.



    WM
    Quote Originally Posted by Moab Man View Post
    How close? I could have thrown a rock and hit the plane.

    Boxing up some mountains for you in a flat rate box.
    We are pretty much at sea level here - dig down 6 feet and you run the risk of hitting an underground stream. And the only mountains we have here are the man made ones courtesy of Wast Management (aka landfill).

    Great plane shot, George! It's amazing with the mountains in the background. The only way I'd be able to do that here is with a composite unless a plane flies close to the landfill humps. Lol.
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  9. #19
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    Re: My first star tracker image.

    My first star tracker image.
    Scratching my head on how my plane photo ended up here on this thread? Stupid human.

    Anyway, here is my first deep space object with my star tracker.

    For those wondering, Nikon D500, f/4, ISO 200?, 4 minute exposure.

    My first star tracker image.-w_500_7508.jpg
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  10. #20
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    Re: My first star tracker image.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moab Man View Post
    Scratching my head on how my plane photo ended up here on this thread? Stupid human.

    Anyway, here is my first deep space object with my star tracker.

    For those wondering, Nikon D500, f/4, ISO 200?, 4 minute exposure.
    George, EXIF says ISO 320.
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