Posts tagged ‘d800 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)
I reached the tears of Saint Lawrence
Up there on Gotthard pass.
They guided me white and shiny above the road
I drove, a black ribbon between stones and sky.
Up there, in the darkness of the Alps
the tears of Saint Lawrence became mine.
To become yours too, click on the pictures and find them in the original and magnified picture, respectively 1, 2 and 3 falling stars are waiting for you. On the bottom left of the Milky way is Perseus, above is Cassiopeia, in the middle of each picture is the Galaxy of Andromeda (click here for a small map) ! Pictures shot with Nikon D800 mounting a Nikon 16-35 mm f/4.