presentation to the westchester amateur astronomers on dslr astrophotography

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  1. 1. { DSLR Astrophotography at Cherry Springs State Park
  2. 2. Contest: Find Cherry Springs
  3. 3. Any New Moon
  4. 4. The Wow Factor
  5. 5. A Horse is a Horse.
  6. 6. Hi Neighbor!
  7. 7. Sometimes you can see your shadow.
  8. 8. The Ugly Duckling
  9. 9. Rifts and Triangles
  10. 10. Road Trip!
  11. 11. Get gas BEFORE you reach Route 44 Stock up at Wegmans in Williamsport Fezzs Community Diner in Sweden Valley is the bomb but they only take cash Set up near an electrical outlet but be prepared to share No white lights, no laser pointers, minimal red light It can get very cold, very quickly. Dress warm and bring anti-dew technology. WiFi password is DarkSky2015 The bathroom on the far side of the field is the worst bathroom in Pennsylvania. Stick with the one near the road. Shower at Lyman Run State Park. Tips and Hacks
  12. 12. AstroTrac Mount Nikon D7000 20, 35, 50, and 85mm lenses Patience What do I use?
  13. 13. 4 ISO 800 - 1600 Shutter speed set to B Exposure times from 2 to 10 minutes How do I do it?
  14. 14. A 2 minute exposure under truly dark skies is not the same as a two minute exposure here Use mirror lock up and a remote shutter release cable Use prime lenses Turn off autofocus The higher the focal length, the more polar alignment counts If youre not polar aligning or tracking, keep exposures under 10 seconds Post processing (e.g., Photoshop) is different than normal Also
  15. 15. AstroTrac Adobe LightRoom and Photoshop Annies Astro Actions (PS actions set) Astronomy Tools (also PS actions set) Nebulosity Some tools
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