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3 years 1 month ago - 3 years 1 month ago #110245 by lunartic_old
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Hi all

I am dipping into astrophotography, help me what am I thinking?  Thursday night had some of the clearest skies I have seen for some time and I set up the gear to capture some images.  The best I got was this image of Lyra.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32880031@N03/51167455633/in/dateposted-public/
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It was taken with a Canon 5D Mk II, 70-200mm f/4lens operating at f/4 and 100mm, 28 images of 30 seconds apiece.  The mount is an iOptron Skyguider Pro and Manfrotto tripod.  Stacked in deep sky stacker and processed in GIMP.
To me, the image looks very noisy, I know that Lyra is in the Milky Way, but this looks too busy.  I did manage to capture M57, which is nice.

Tell me what you think and how the image can be improved.

One last thing, can anyone tell me how to download an image directly to the site?  The image above is 1.5 mb, and this is too large as an attachment.

Thanks 

Paul

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3 years 1 month ago - 3 years 1 month ago #110246 by flt158
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What a great image of Lyra you have given us, Paul.
Epsilon 1 & 2 Lyrae look brilliant. 
As does that open cluster which includes Delta Lyrae. 
I believe it is called Stephenson 1. 
As you know, I'm not into astro photography but it sure looks very good to my eyes.  

Very best regards from Aubrey.  
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3 years 1 month ago #110250 by Fermidox
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One last thing, can anyone tell me how to download an image directly to the site?  The image above is 1.5 mb, and this is too large as an attachment. 
 
I think the maximum version might be too large but the 878 x 1024 version will work -



Great image Paul.

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3 years 1 month ago #110251 by lunartic_old
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Thanks Finbarr, I will do that in future.

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3 years 1 month ago - 3 years 1 month ago #110252 by michael_murphy
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Hi Paul,

In flickr you can share the image and select bbcode.
Copy and paste the code as I have done below.

Great image. M57 is quite distinct.

Michael.

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Lyra1 by pbyrne1965 , on Flickr
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3 years 1 month ago #110253 by lunartic_old
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Thanks Michael.

I tried astrophotography some years back and stepped away, this time I am determined to work at it.  It is the processing of the images that I am finding the most daunting, I am watching videos on YouTube to learn some techniques, man, talk about a steep learning curve.
Still, it's a new challenge.

Paul

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