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Steve-0
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Thanks, Alejandro! Most of those were cell phone images. The bottom Milky Way was entirely cell phone captured. The Moon images were also with a cell phone held up to the eyepiece of my telescope. The others were taken with an older Canon DSLR I bought used last year.

Amazing to me that cell cameras are so good. Mine is a Google Pixel 4XL using Night Sight + Astrophotography feature. It captures 4 mins of star image then processes it into a single shot.
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There was some frost on the plants. By early morning, it had already melted. Sorry for attaching more than one photo :oops:
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I took these at sunset from my back garden in summer 2019. They turned out better than I expected..
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Really nice Mike.
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Image

How about this?
If your cacti mess in your job just forget about the job.
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7george wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:39 pm Snow? I melt snow regularly these days to water some plants. We've got lot of it. Get the most of your winter, guys. :D

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A bonus one.

...and the 1st prize goes to these! =D>
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Steve-0 wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:14 pm Thanks, Alejandro! Most of those were cell phone images. The bottom Milky Way was entirely cell phone captured. The Moon images were also with a cell phone held up to the eyepiece of my telescope. The others were taken with an older Canon DSLR I bought used last year.

Amazing to me that cell cameras are so good. Mine is a Google Pixel 4XL using Night Sight + Astrophotography feature. It captures 4 mins of star image then processes it into a single shot.
Yes, really amazing shots.

I remember reading about someone who took a whole series of moon shots and selected a particular area I am not remembering, but it showed the terrain in relief. He/she stitched the photos together to get the entire moon in relief.

I am sure my memory is really off, but I know it was an amazing composite photo. Don't remember where I saw it, but it was within a year or two ago.

Googled Moon in relief: https://mymodernmet.com/high-definition ... -mccarthy/
https://www.theepochtimes.com/astro-pho ... 38515.html
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jerrytheplater wrote: Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:04 am
Steve-0 wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:14 pm Thanks, Alejandro! Most of those were cell phone images. The bottom Milky Way was entirely cell phone captured. The Moon images were also with a cell phone held up to the eyepiece of my telescope. The others were taken with an older Canon DSLR I bought used last year.

Amazing to me that cell cameras are so good. Mine is a Google Pixel 4XL using Night Sight + Astrophotography feature. It captures 4 mins of star image then processes it into a single shot.
Yes, really amazing shots.

I remember reading about someone who took a whole series of moon shots and selected a particular area I am not remembering, but it showed the terrain in relief. He/she stitched the photos together to get the entire moon in relief.

I am sure my memory is really off, but I know it was an amazing composite photo. Don't remember where I saw it, but it was within a year or two ago.

Googled Moon in relief: https://mymodernmet.com/high-definition ... -mccarthy/
https://www.theepochtimes.com/astro-pho ... 38515.html
Thanks, Jerry! I'm pretty much a rookie at Astrophotography still and have less than a year under my belt with what I consider successful astro image captures. Lucky for me I have the advantage of several relatively close by Dark Sky deserts to visits within a few hours drive.

They are the gravy for my visits to local deserts since the daylight hours are spent hiking and enjoying many cactus and desert flora and fauna species. Kangaroo Rats are neat little critter which I see at night and the scorpions are also interesting and more plentiful than I prefer.

Andrew McCarthy is a bit of an Astrophotography Superhero/Celebrity on the internet and that composite image of the moon was an intense labor of love for him. 200,000 images stitched together...whoa! way more than I would endeavor to try. I also have only a few hundred dollars invested in my gear whereas the pros put many thousands into cameras, lenses and telescopes to get the results they achieve. I do it for fun and fascination of the starry night skies.
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Me, camping in The Last Chance Desert...waving at the stars
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