These are all single exposures. I’ll shoot calibration frames and do stacked images the next time I go out. I didn’t have much time for this shoot so I wanted to get a few different targets to get an idea of what this camera can do. You can really see how the reds show up. That’s what the modified sensor is supposed to capture.
You can click each photo for a larger version.
North America Nebula
M20 – Trifid Nebula
M8 – Lagoon Nebula
M17 – The Omega Nebula
Since I last posted I have gotten a bit better at photographing the night sky. I had intended to post here more often, but it has slipped my mind. I will try to improve on that.
So here are a few recent images.
Can you find the Big Dipper?
My only real attempt at doing star trails so far. This was back during the Geminids in December, and I was fighting some dew on the lens. I need to work on this technique. Quite a bit as you can see. I now have a much nicer camera and lens for this.
This is one of my favorite things to photograph. The trick is finding skies that are dark enough so that you can actually see the Milky Way. Luckily we have the Deerlick Astronomy Village here in Georgia, and I am proud to be a member. It’s about 100 miles east of Atlanta, and it has some of the darkest skies in Georgia and nice low horizons in all directions.