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Old 21-07-2019, 04:26 PM
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Scorpius, Jupiter and the core of the Milky Way

Is this the best area to post widefields?


Camera: Sony A57
Lens: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
Total exposure: ~7 minutes-cm2 (180s f/2 ISO400)
Tracker: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer
Raw converter: RawTherapee
Processing: rnc-color-stretch
Processing: GIMP
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Old 22-07-2019, 12:05 PM
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Very nice shot James and well worth posting. The fact that Nightscapes are basically landscape photographs taken at night, it would have been better suited to the Deep Space section of the forum. As your shot does not include any terrestrial objects, it would be regarded as Widefield rather than Nightscape.

Must have been a nice dark sky to produce that in under 7 mins exposure at 400iso, the Sony sensor is obviously up to the task.
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Old 22-07-2019, 07:19 PM
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Very nice shot James and well worth posting.
Thanks Michael!


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Must have been a nice dark sky to produce that in under 7 mins exposure at 400iso, the Sony sensor is obviously up to the task.
This image was taken near Callington which is about an hour out of Adelaide and has reasonably dark skies (light blue on the darksite finder map and Class 3 Bortle according to Clear Outside). I think the Sigma lens is doing the heavy lifting here with its large aperture.
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James that is a wonderful capture.
Well done.
Widefields are great. I really like them.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:38 PM
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Nice image there. It shows the majestic nature of the Milky Way in our skies.

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Lots of detail and colour, James. Well done!
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