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crimbo
7th October 2010, 05:51 AM
I shelled out an arm and a leg to use this camera for astrophotography...this is 10x 8sec ISO 800 stacked...couldnt do this on film or with the E400 nor with a conventional E620...

http://www.paddle.shetland.co.uk/orion-8secx10.jpg

Now to get Olympus Viewer 2 to batch process and save!

Welshlansdcaper
7th October 2010, 08:34 AM
This is excellent. Just what I'm saving the pennies for. well done

How was your 620 converted ?

Mike:confused:

Ian
7th October 2010, 08:50 AM
Impressive!

Ian

Wee man
7th October 2010, 11:53 AM
Super shot .

wanderer
7th October 2010, 12:45 PM
Very nice.
Now I know why my attempts don't work.
That'll be those dark Shetland skies.

A well known Irish constellation, O'Brien the Hunter.:)

Duncan

crimbo
7th October 2010, 04:32 PM
This is excellent. Just what I'm saving the pennies for. well done

How was your 620 converted ?

Mike:confused:

http://spencerscamera.com/default.aspx

Zuiko
7th October 2010, 05:04 PM
Amazing, a type of photography right out of my reach, both in terms of knowledge and equipment. :)

crimbo
7th October 2010, 05:32 PM
Amazing, a type of photography right out of my reach, both in terms of knowledge and equipment. :)

A lot easier than you think...you have a camera, you have a tripod...set everything to manual, aperture wide open, ISO 1600, focus with liveview, 10 second exposure.
Do several images without moving camera or tripod...use this s/w http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/index.html
Mangle the result in PS or other s/w that you like...
...the lens on this was the ZD50

Bikie John
19th October 2010, 02:14 PM
Chris - do you mean you had the camera body converted for infra-red? What does this do for you that an unconverted body wouldn't?

Ciao ... John

crimbo
19th October 2010, 03:59 PM
Hi John
I had the IR filter and AA filter removed for astro work...gives a wider spectral response especially in to the red

BobS
19th October 2010, 05:12 PM
No good trying to photograph stars in the London area. The only way to see them here is to get hit on the head!

Great photo Chris.