WideFields and Star Trails my latest astrophoto site update

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  1. tarashnat

    tarashnat New Member

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    Friends,

    I've finally got around to putting an update of my web site together. It's mostly wide-field and star trails images taken with my Hasselblads often piggy-backed on my 8" classic Meade LX200 telescope.

    The link to the newest (49) images is

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    and the home page of the site is at

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    Feel free to comment and/or to ask questions.

    Enjoy!

    Taras
     
  2. simonpg

    simonpg New Member

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    Taras, thanks for sharing your images - and hard work for that matter. There are many wonderful images among them. Well done.

    It may be nice to post a summary of how you go about your "star gazing". I bet it is fascinating. You're obviously very dedicated to it.
     
  3. gjames52

    gjames52 New Member

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    Taras:

    Your zeal is evident in your images, and the results warrant your efforts. Great work!

    Your overlays are very educational and if utilized in a educational setting; I am sure your photographs would inspire followers.

    Thank You:

    Gilbert
     
  4. tarashnat

    tarashnat New Member

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    Q,

    New means new to the site. As I haven't updated the site in 26 months, then these pictures are "new" as far as a repeat viewer of the site is concerned.

    Taras
     
  5. qnu

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    I see.

    See how confusing "new" can be, combined with dates years ago? Plus an "update" message? [​IMG]

    Anyway, it doesn't matter.
    Nice pictures! That matters.
     
  6. lindsay

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    Hi Taras
    great images and great to see someone else using a Hasselblad for star shots. (I am a bit of an astonomer myself.) It is certainly interesting to see your exposure times etc. documented. Out of interest, what fousing screen do you use?
     
  7. tarashnat

    tarashnat New Member

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    Lindsay,

    I use a Beattie Intenscreen with architectural grid lines in two of my bodies and an Acute Matte on the other. I tend to use the Beattie's for astrophotography, when I don't forget to check which screen is in which body.

    Taras
     
  8. livinglegend

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    gorgeous work!!!
     
  9. 1000F

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    I would absolutely love to try some star trails. Does anyone know if I can operate the bulb setting on my 1000F without having to hold the shutter release down for the duration of the shutter being open? I don't fancy holding a button down for half an hour!
     
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    dunno about the 1000F but on the 500 series there is a 'lock' switch to leave the exposure open.

    another option is to get a cable release with a 'lock' function, as far as i know most (if not all) release cables have that...
     
  11. polypal

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    1000F cameras do not offer the lock function nor have they a facility to attach a cable release.

    A great camera but not for this kind of work.

    Nothing more confusing than the human mind.
    Of course the 1000F offers a cable release option.
    It is not located in the release button but at the RH side of the camera.

    Original cable releases have a connector that fits the 1000F camera.

    Later cable releases can be used wizh a small adapter.
    Please note these adapters are not easy to find unless you are a member of the FUC.

    Blowupster and Terry, thanks for correcting me!
     
  12. sportback

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    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but taking photographs of stars generally happens at night doesn't it? Wouldn't it be simpler to open the shutter with a cap on the lens, then take the cap off for the desired 'exposure'...?

    Of course, this pre-supposes that there is a 'T' function somewhere...
     
  13. blowupster

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    On right side there a possibility.
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  14. terrydent

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    The cable release hole on the side of the 1000f does not accept a standard cable release. You need a difficult to find adapter (I was given one!)

    Terry
     

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