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Do you sell prints of your work? I am interested in possibly having one of your prints hanging on my wall.:thumbup:
These are absolutely splendid, Craig.Yes I do. Orion is available at https://craigstocksarts.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Astro/i-sPXxhMN/A printed on aluminum or you can order prints on paper directly from me. I can add the other two for aluminum as well.
You're welcome. Hope you find them useful.
Over the years I've found B&H educational stuff to be just that, not thinly-veiled ads.
Thank you, Dave.Leigh,
You are another example of the helpful membership on this forum.
I am now committed (maybe that is a bad choice of words) to Landscape/Astrophotography.:loco:
With a little help from my friends, I may even make a decent image or two by the end of the year.... :thumbup:
Hi Dave,To be perfectly honest, the process of learning Astrophotography is a bit frustrating. It is not really so different from the photographic problem-solving involved with other pursuits, except that there are so many things like the weather, the Moon and the Sun, and light pollution that constrains and affects the creative spirit. There are so many huge factors that cannot be controlled. Patience becomes all important.
Putting it all together is proving to be a longer process than I initially thought...still, it is inspiring to see the work of others. Keep sharing your experiences!:thumbs:
*A friend from Sydney sent me this link to some very inspiring work so I would like to share it with everyone here:
Craig, your images mesmerize me.Last night I had a brief window of opportunity before the moon was up too high to try using the IQ4150 on my 8" telescope. Here is a single frame of the Pleiades.
An obvious issue is vignetting and image circle size. Normally I use a Sony a7r2 with the scope which crops out most of the vignetting. The IQ4150 gives me more image to work with as well as higher resolution. The IQ4150's live view is not nearly as robust as the Sony's so it's much more difficult to focus. I had to use the Sony for alignment and rough focus and then switch cameras and do a final focus on the brightest star I could find. It does appear that the IQ4150 renders colors differently but I can't really say much else about the comparison based on last night because of the moonlight. I hope to try again tonight when there should be a half hour or so of dark sky before the moon rises.
For those curious about the configuration: SkyWatcher Quatro 200 scope (800mm focal length, f/4 aperture) with a SkyWatcher coma corrector and Canon mount adapter on a Celestron A-VX mount. IQ4150 attached to a Cambo tech camera with the Canon lens adapter. I used a Vello intervalometer and PocketWizard trigger cable to control exposures. This frame is a 30 second exposure at ISO 1600.
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