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    Extream amature photography

    Here are three shots i took tonight. I just got a new camera and i decided to test it out. Very poor conditions. Streetlight nearby and i just set the timer and put the camera leaning agains a concrete block.
    Cannon Digital Elph S500
    ISO 100
    15 second exposure
    Auto focus (i can do it manually, but i just wanted to do a test)

    I edited the final two for brightness and contrast due to light from the street lamp. Nouthing being pointed at, just random patches of sky. I was rather impressed really. Next chance i get, im going to find a nice very dark place and take some better shots.

    Don't let the names fool you they are all 1024x768. The camera is 5 mp, so i turned them down a bit for you guys. :-)

    http://drsandler.net/images/Sky/IMG_3324small.jpg
    http://drsandler.net/images/Sky/IMG_3326small.jpg
    http://drsandler.net/images/Sky/IMG_3327small.jpg

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    You did get something. I tuned this up a bit more. I has the Pleiades near center.


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    Awesome. :-) Sorry about the quality there. I can put up the unedited source file if you want.

    That one was the worst of the three i think. I moved a bit after that to a better area. But thats awesome that i found something. :-)

    Thats orion on top of the last two right?

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    Yes, and Canis Major at the lower left. The bright star there is Sirius.

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    Yuou may have found something else, humph. This is your 2nd photo, contrast and HMS adjusted, and histogram stretched to reduce noise:




    Check out the short streak in the circled area.

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    Satelite or ISS?

    This was in Orlando, FL at about 12:30 at night.

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    You're getting pretty decent skies for Orlando.

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    HeH. And surprisiningly im only about 10 min from downtown and 30 from the parks.

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    Check out the short streak in the circled area.
    I checked starry night software and that little streak is actually comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2). Nice!

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    Took this in holiday early September, towards the zenith, to test my camera. Setting was 15s, 400ISO and doing some histogramm stuff as postprocessing.

    The bright star in the lower left is Vega, Cygnus is in the center of the image.
    I was pretty surprised how relatively good results I got.

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    A comet cool! Congrats =D> Humphrey
    Welcome to BABB Floobage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floobage
    Check out the short streak in the circled area.
    I checked starry night software and that little streak is actually comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2). Nice!
    Seriously! Wow!
    And to think all i did was set up the camera for a few test shots. Thanks! :-D

    And a big Welcome to the board! :-D

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    Nice kucharek! Much better starfield than i had.
    But you forgot to mention the Alien spacecraft in the top. :-P j/k
    What camera was it?

    Whats the histogram for a picture and how do i edit it with photoshop?

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    Good job Humph! I'm starting to feel the urge to do some photography myself, but I'm afraid it'll lead to me getting the fever and buying lots of new toys I can't afford right now. . .

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    Re: Extream amature photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Wally
    Good job Humph! I'm starting to feel the urge to do some photography myself, but I'm afraid it'll lead to me getting the fever and buying lots of new toys I can't afford right now. . .
    Hey man, quit smoking and check out all the "mad money" that pops up out of nowhere! :wink:

    BTW, could anyone look at the title of this thread and not know it was started by Humphrey?

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    It's spelled wrong?

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    *lol* Hoo yeah, Humph. If it's any consolation, you spelled photography right. :wink:

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    Bah just look at the prety pictures. :-P

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    Or at the fact that you need to learn how to tpye Humphrey. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andromeda321
    Or at the fact that you need to learn how to tpye Humphrey. :wink:

    Don't we all???

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    Re: Extream amature photography

    great shots Humph! but you only got half of my favorite constilation "hint hint... he wears a belt" ok ciao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimTKirk
    Quote Originally Posted by Andromeda321
    Or at the fact that you need to learn how to tpye Humphrey. :wink:


    Don't we all???
    Yep, that's the test to see if you can and you passed! No really, it's a joke I say to my friends who misspell on IM... anyways...
    Nice pics Humphrey, you're off to a great start!

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    Someday I gotta learn how to take a half dozen fillum shots, scan'n'stack 'em, and make sumpin' that purty...

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    So how do i edit the Histogram? I have photoshop 6.o and elements 2.0

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    In Elements 2.0 go Enhance>Adjust Brightness/Contrast>Levels

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    Thanks. :-)

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    Hey ! We're co-re-discovererers or something! Maybe we'll get a meteor named after us ;-) ;-)

    Humph, I used Paint Shop Pro to stretch the histogram, dunno how to do it in Photoshop. Maybe Photoshop has a function called "Stretch Histogram"?

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    Evan showed me. :-)

    You can have the naming rights CERDIP for the next new discovery. As long as i can name a star after Rachel. :-) [awwww....]

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    Quote Originally Posted by CERDIP
    Hey ! We're co-re-discovererers or something! Maybe we'll get a meteor named after us ;-) ;-)

    Humph, I used Paint Shop Pro to stretch the histogram, dunno how to do it in Photoshop. Maybe Photoshop has a function called "Stretch Histogram"?
    A meteor? That would be what? 1.5 seconds of fame :P

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    Humphrey you obviously did not read the book that bears the name of this forum else you'd know better about star naming! [-X

    :P

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