Outside some random motel in Utah

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by tg9413, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. tg9413

    tg9413 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2014
    Was on a road trip couple weeks ago passing by Utah (mt. carmel, i think). Folks there really got a nice dark sky comparing to california. I think the condition is even better than what we got in death valley, or maybe i just didn't go deep enough into death valley cuz I was afraid I might die there and no body will ever know :rofl:

    Beside that Andromeda one, I didn't have to do any brush fine tune in lightroom, just some slide adjustment and the color already pops.

    Photos are taken with my new GX8 and the lens are tag above each photo. It's the first time I use the GX8 for astro, and yes the noise performance is much better than my old GX7 on long exposures. I ended up mainly using noise reduction in lightroom for eliminating small stars rather than really meant to denoise.

    pana 42.5, f1.7 60s iso200

    olympus 12mm f2 60s iso200 _1000778.jpg
    olympus 20mm f2 40s iso400

    panasonic 35-100mm f4~5.6 [email protected] 60s iso800 and cropped hard lol.... on a iOptron skytracker and mad slide adjustment and brush adjustment.
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  2. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    Nice shots! For clear skies I think higher is better. :)
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