Milky Way with OMD-EM1 and Oly 12-40 F2.8 Pro

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by langer318, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. langer318

    langer318 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 17, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    My first try at the milky way with my OMD-EM1
    20 Seconds @ F2.8 ISO3200 12MM
    Still had a bit of a trail on the stars after going by the 500 rule

    14507539822_72f0292208_c. P6210034.jpg by langer318, on Flickr
     
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  2. Timmy

    Timmy Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 3, 2013
    Wiltshire - UK
    awesome! where did you take this?
     
  3. langer318

    langer318 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 17, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Thanks Timmy! I took this in Upstate NY in the Adirondack State Park.
     
  4. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Very nice indeed.
     
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  5. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  6. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    That looks great. A 20 sec shot and no apparent star movement.
     
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  7. oloap

    oloap Mu-43 Regular

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    May 22, 2013
    Switzerland
    Very nice. Would you mind sharing your post processing and the E-M1 setup (dark frame subtraction, etc.)?
     
  8. langer318

    langer318 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 17, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Thank you oloap

    I had the dark farm subtraction enabled in the camera and I processed the raw in Lightroom with a tone curve, noise reduction and temperature adjustments globally along with a brush on the milky way itself adjusting the highlights, saturation and clarity. This was my first Milky Way photo so I watched a few youtube videos to get the idea on how to process it, I didn't really follow any one but used some of the concepts I picked up by watching them.
     
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  9. oloap

    oloap Mu-43 Regular

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    May 22, 2013
    Switzerland
    Thank you :)
     
  10. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 15, 2012
    Norway
    Patrick Kristiansen
    Well done! This result is in the opposite of what many though was possible with the em1 a few months ago. Don't see any excess of noise and hot pixels at all. Good job:)


    Patrick K
     
  11. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, afaict, there's no way to use the auto dark-frame with the raw file, right?

    I suppose one could manually take a dark frame though.

    Barry
     
  12. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Looks good. A friend og mine shoots night skies and said that the noise from the EM1 sensor was unbearable. He bought my EM5 off me because it doesnt generate the noise.
     
  13. langer318

    langer318 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 17, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    I do have the latest firmware on my EM1 did they do anything to address the noise issue? This was my first real try at the milky way and it seemed pretty good up to ISO3200 on the noise, maybe I got lucky. I'll be trying some more shots in the next few weeks and we'll see if the results are similar.
     
  14. biza48

    biza48 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 31, 2014
    Portugal
    Good image. Indeed it seems that the EM1 is capable of good night sky shots, contrary to what I have read from some discussions a few months ago.