Astrophotography

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We are Lemmy's dedicated astrophotography community!

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Join our Discord! (discord.com)
submitted 1 year ago by bigborpa to c/astrophotography
 
 

Connect with the community further in our official Discord server.

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Some amazing shots in here, and inspiration for shooters I'm sure

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This isn’t a great photo. I was sitting outside in Moab, UT playing with the night sky app. The bright dot right above the hilltops is the ISS. Taken with an iPhone 15 Pro on default settings (3 second exposure in the dark) so it’s not that far off from the actual view.

I live in a city but I’m near a dark sky site right now so I’ve been having a ball with just my binoculars and a camera phone.

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submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/astrophotography
 
 

Does anyone know of a modded pixel camera app that would allow me to use astrophotography mode without the requirements being met (camera stability and light level)? I've been searching for awhile but haven't found one yet.

Edit: Per the recommendation of @[email protected] I have downloaded the BSG camera mod (specifically the ENG version) and it has this exact feature!

https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-bsg/f/dl216/

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Sunspots - 2024.06.07 (live.staticflickr.com)
submitted 3 weeks ago by lefty7283 to c/astrophotography
 
 
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submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by bistdunarrisch to c/astrophotography
 
 

Although the seeing was not great we managed to get our first shot of the region around Sadr.

Equipment:

  • Samyang 135mm
  • Fuji X-T5
  • Star Adventurer 2i
  • STC Clip In filter (multi narrowband)

Images:

  • 296x 30s
  • ISO 800
  • f2.0

Editing:

  • stacking and stretching in Siril
  • BXT
  • gradient removal and denoise in Graxpert
  • final editing in PS

Full resolution and more infos: https://telescopius.com/pictures/view/192523/deep_sky/crescent-nebula/NGC/6888/diffuse-nebula/by-maxi_franzi

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M16 Eagle Nebula (lemmy.world)
submitted 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) by bistdunarrisch to c/astrophotography
 
 

Equipment:

  • Samyang 135mm
  • Fuji X-T5 (unmodified)
  • Star Adventurer 2i
  • STC Clip In Filter

Images:

  • 318 x 30s
  • ISO 800
  • f2.0

Editing:

  • Siril for stacking and stretching
  • Graxpert Background removal & denoise
  • BXT
  • Photoshop for final editing

Full resolution and more info: https://telescopius.com/pictures/view/192387/deep_sky/omega-or-swan-nebula/M/17/diffuse-nebula/by-maxi_franzi

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I have a Sigma 14mm f/1.4 (Sony aIV) that I got recently but I'd also have to backpack it in 8 miles with 2000 feet elevation.

Good news: I will be going to Vogelsang Lake in Yosemite and Milky Way is expected to be right in between the two mountain peaks (SouthEast) that loom over the lake.

Bad news: Last light is supposed to be 9pm. Full moon (one day past technically) is supposed to be right below the horizon and rise above the horizon by 10pm.

Will the light pollution from the lake make the milky way not photographable? Any advice appreciated. Thanks!

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500,000 stars in that ball.

Taken with Vespera 2 smart scope. 104 stacked images over 17 minutes. Processed by the scope and Singularity app.

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Pinwheel Galaxy (lemmy.world)
submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by JustZ to c/astrophotography
 
 

Taken with Vespera 2/Singularity. 322 images captured over 54 minutes.

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Dumbbell Nebula (lemmy.world)
submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by JustZ to c/astrophotography
 
 

Taken with Vespera 2 smart scope. 272 stacked images over 45 minutes (10 seconds per image).

This is one of my first shots and I think it came out great for having very little idea of what I'm doing. The scope does all the work and processing.

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Sh2-64 and surroundings (live.staticflickr.com)
submitted 1 month ago by lefty7283 to c/astrophotography
 
 
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Omega Centauri Globular Cluster (live.staticflickr.com)
submitted 1 month ago by lefty7283 to c/astrophotography
 
 
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M51 (lemmy.world)
submitted 2 months ago by bistdunarrisch to c/astrophotography
 
 

Whirlpool galaxy shot at 135mm.

Equipment:

  • Samyang 135mm f2.0
  • Fuji X-T5

Images:

  • 723 x 60s
  • ISO 400

Full resolution: https://telescopius.com/pictures/view/188842/deep_sky/whirlpool-galaxy/M/51/galaxy/by-maxi_franzi

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Wide field shot of the virgo cluster.

Equipment:

  • Samyang 135mm
  • Fuji X-T5
  • Star Adventurer 2i

Images:

  • 387 x 30s
  • ISO 400
  • f2.0

Full resolution and more info: https://telescopius.com/pictures/view/188443/deep_sky/markarian-chain/galaxy/by-maxi_franzi

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Atlanta Aurora timelapse (files.catbox.moe)
submitted 2 months ago by lefty7283 to c/astrophotography
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submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by KnitWit to c/astrophotography
 
 

Was surprised to be able to see it this far south, in canyon of the ancients so super remote.

Taken on a Canon R8 24mm wide lens, iso 1600, 15 second exposure, f5.0; no post processing.

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Washington State ferry

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Aurora over Wyoming (lemmy.world)
submitted 2 months ago by nBodyProblem to c/astrophotography
 
 
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Tonight a big solar storm hit the earth, showing aurora at least as far south as Northern Africa. I'm at 'RACA', a Belgian astro camp and took this picture with night mode on my Pixel7 phone. The main show lasted well over an hour and traces are still visible now, several hours after the start!

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Orion (lemmy.world)
submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by bistdunarrisch to c/astrophotography
 
 

Hope this low effort post is accepted, I just wanted to share my first image when I started.

There was no telescope or tracker used, just a smartphone leaned against my wallet.

Images:

  • ~400 x 1s
  • ISO 3200

Editing:

  • stacking/ stretching in Siril
  • GraXpert for gradient and denoising
  • BlurXTerminator for deconvolution
  • Starnett++ to edit the barely visible nebula a bit better
  • final editing in Photoshop
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2024 Eclipse - Prominences (live.staticflickr.com)
submitted 2 months ago by lefty7283 to c/astrophotography
 
 
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