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Urban astrophotography

To the Moon and beyond with Skyguider Pro (iOPTRON)! I was gifted with this star tracker (thanks Maria Francesca!) for long night exposures. Are Zurich nights dark enough for testing it? Click each picture to open full-size pictures.

My Skyguider Pro mount with 2 ball heads for two full frame cameras, my D800+50mm and a D600+35mm (thanks Oliver!). Ursa Major above. Picture shot with Huawei P30 Pro

The full big pink (???) Moon of April 2020 shot with D800 + Nikon 70-200 mm on Skyguider Pro.

The orange Arcturus shot with D800 + Nikon 70-200 mm on Skyguider Pro.

Ursa Major shot with D600 + Nikon 35 mm on Skyguider Pro.

The blue Vega shot with D800 + Nikon 70-200 mm on Skyguider Pro.

A 16 mm framed night sky over Zurich city. Can you spot the Ursa Major?

A 3/4 Moon of April 2020 shot with D800 + Nikon 70-200 mm on Skyguider Pro. Shades make craters visible.

An impressive payload for the Skyguider Pro: D800+70-200 and D600+16-35mm, around 7-8 Kg. Picture shot with Huawei P30 Pro

 

Camera setup for the Moon: 1/50, f/5.6, ISO L01

20 pictures stacked with the free software Autostakkert

Camera setup for stars: 25″, f/5.6, ISO 500

Around 80 pictures stacked with the free software DeepSkyStacker

Lenses: Nikon 70-200 mm, 35 mm

Cameras: Nikon D800 and D600

Mount: Skyguider Pro (iOPTRON)

 

Posted by lorenzoborghi on May 1, 2020
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  1. 05/1/2020

    Funny! In semi quarantine THIS week, I was describing remotely (by phone) the difference between Arctaurus and Vega to my grown son, so he in turn could help his 8 yr old son (learning basic astronomy) as they are all under home teaching due to the pandemic. I said, “look outside to the East. There is a bright reddish star, high up, and further down and to the left, another bright star, that is blueish. Arctaurus and Vega.” And along comes this post, which I will be sharing with them. Thank You Professor lorenzoborghi! Oh, and now I’m really getting jealous of you’re equipment! M 🙂

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    • 07/1/2020

      ahahah thank you for your comment, sorry i missed it. I loved it 🙂 The equipment is cool, the new Sigma 14 mm f1.4 even more. But the clouds or the sleep do not allow me to do more..let’s hope in clear skies. Glad I could help your grandson!

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