WideFields and Star Trails my latest astrophoto site update

tarashnat

New Member
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
 

simonpg

New Member
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.
 

gjames52

New Member
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
 

tarashnat

New Member
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
 

qnu

Banned
I see.

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


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

lindsay

New Member
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?
 

tarashnat

New Member
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
 

1000F

New Member
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!
 

cs_foto

Member
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...
 

polypal

New Member
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!
 

sportback

New Member
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...
 

terrydent

Member
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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