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Old 5th February 2019
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Hand held Orion

It was fairly warm last night and pretty clear so I decided I didn't have an excuse not to have a go at an astro shot. First off tried a few quick hand held shots of Orion with my 17mm at f1.8 just to see what I got. I did do some tripod shots later but thought I'd post this first as I was amazed it even turned out let alone looked like stars in my very light polluted back garden.

F1.8, 2s exposure at iso200 cropped about 50%, highlights and shadows at +50% white and black levels tweaked too, sharpening at 50% but no noise reduction added.

Same image cropped about another 40%, is that the Orion Nebula! or just fuzzy noise?

Will post a tripod shot later for comparison when I've looked through them.
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