Go Back   IceInSpace > Images > Solar System

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #21  
Old 17-08-2019, 10:22 AM
Retrograde's Avatar
Retrograde (Pete)
a.k.a. @AstroscapePete

Retrograde is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sydney
Posts: 971
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atmos View Post
Congratulations on the APOD, it's well deserved
Thanks Colin!

Quote:
Originally Posted by multiweb View Post
Good on you Pete. APOD.
Thanks again Marc!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 17-08-2019, 10:39 AM
Retrograde's Avatar
Retrograde (Pete)
a.k.a. @AstroscapePete

Retrograde is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sydney
Posts: 971
Quote:
Originally Posted by atkinsonr View Post
Wow! Congratulations. I have a Pentax K5 gathering dust - I had no idea you could get such a lovely image out of it.
Thanks Rich.

The Pentax K-5 is a good astro camera - dust it off!

Despite its age (I've had mine since 2012) the K-5 still holds up remarkably well, even against much newer and more fancied cameras when it comes to long exposure noise.

See this long exposure test which lists a whole lot of cameras: https://www.brendandaveyphotography....ensor-testing/
At 30 and 300 seconds the K-5 is ahead of such great cameras as the Nikon D850 and all of the Canons (as long as you don't go over ISO 3200 that is - the K-5 falls off a cliff above 3200 and gives you green banding everywhere - plenty of the newer cameras can realistically shoot at ISO 10000).

There's a lot more to an astro-camera than LE-noise however and taking good astro-photos can be about what you do with the equipment you have. Check the astrobin link in my sig - nearly all my photos were taken with a K-5 or astro-modded K-5iis.

Last edited by Retrograde; 17-08-2019 at 10:47 AM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 10:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
SkyWatcher Australia
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Celestron Australia
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Meade Australia
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement