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Olympus E-620/600 An Olympus 12.1MP mid-range compact DSLR, the E-620 and the feature-reduiced version, the E-600.

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converted 620 astro

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...



Now to get Olympus Viewer 2 to batch process and save!
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Re: converted 620 astro

This is excellent. Just what I'm saving the pennies for. well done

How was your 620 converted ?

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Re: converted 620 astro

Impressive!

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Re: converted 620 astro

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Re: converted 620 astro

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.

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Re: converted 620 astro

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This is excellent. Just what I'm saving the pennies for. well done

How was your 620 converted ?

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Re: converted 620 astro

Amazing, a type of photography right out of my reach, both in terms of knowledge and equipment.
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Re: converted 620 astro

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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
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Re: converted 620 astro

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?

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Re: converted 620 astro

Hi John
I had the IR filter and AA filter removed for astro work...gives a wider spectral response especially in to the red
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Re: converted 620 astro

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.
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