While up in the Lakes District near Coniston, with a brilliant clear night of 21st September 2012, I had a go at Constellation Photography. No tripod or remote release so I used a cushion to support the camera and the time delay function as a shutter release. Constellation Photography can be done using a wide angle lens, long exposure with a fast ISO with the camera ideally mounted on a tripod with remote shutter release. This image shows part of Ursa Major (The Plough) and was taken with camera settings as below: -
Canon 1D MKII “n” with 17-28mm lens set at 17mm, wide open f2.8 and using 30 seconds exposure at ISO 1600. I took 8 images and used DSS (Deep Sky Stacker) to stack them to give this image. Final processing is in Photoshop CS5 to give a better black /white balance.
All the photographs here were taken by members using either their own equipment or that of the society. Their work can be found in the Index below under type of object, or the name of the photographer.
A larger version of the picture can be had by left-clicking on it. Use the Back Button to return.