PESO Orion, exit stage left

Derby Chang derbyc at iinet.net.au
Sun Oct 25 16:43:40 EDT 2009


Larry Colen wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 11:59:59AM -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>   
>> On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
>>     
>>> Leaving Friday Night Blues last night, I saw some interesting light on
>>> a building, with Orion hanging out directly over the Alley:
>>>
>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/4039830969/sizes/l/in/set-72157622528845223/
>>>       
>> That's a wonderful picture.
>>     
>
> Thanks.
>
>   
>>     
>>> I tried a wide range of times and ISOs to reduce the noise in the sky,
>>> but nothing seemed to work very well. ...
>>> Has anyone worked out what gives the best results shooting a night sky
>>> with a K20?
>>>       
>> Gimme a break, that's better than I'd have thought possible.  Instead
>> of asking for advice, want to pass on some tips as to how you got that
>> one? -T
>>     
>
> You've heard of the shotgun approach? This was more like a chaingun.
>
> I opened the lens all of the way up, and bracketed exposure by 1dB
> (1/3stop) from not blowing any highlights on the building to fairly
> good exposure on the sky for IIRC, ISO 100 and 400. I may have also
> done 200.
>
> After taking a gazillion frames, I then picked the best one.
>
> I was hoping that there was a more direct method without Savaging my
> equipment budget.
>
>   
>

Crisp and clean. We hardly ever see such a clear starry night here in 
town. Well done on the white balance too.

D


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