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« on: November 01, 2010, 12:26:16 am »

A couple of shots of Orion taken in the early hours of Oct 31st


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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 01:32:07 am »

Beautiful shots John, looks like the 50mm. M 42 really stands out  and the hint of clouds makes for a nice photo. Hope we get some clearing skies soon, I'm getting anxious to get back out to the stars.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2010, 01:50:14 am »

Very nice shots John-great to see Orion rising up in the sky again.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2010, 12:24:48 pm »

Very nice John, I especially like the first image, M42 is great and the Belt and Sword look proud. Like the warm and cool colours of the light cloud and blue stars, attractive image.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2010, 02:03:57 pm »

Thanks guy's for the comments.

Yes Richard the 50mm was used, but for some reason I just couldn't keep the lens in focus, it was cold and damp and this seems to knock the lens off focus, have you any problems like that with yours? I find it a great lens but difficult to use sometimes depending on the weather. I'll try again on a better night.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2010, 02:25:51 pm »

Nice clear shots. Show the Orion Nebula well.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 04:11:22 pm »

I haven't noticed cold or damp weather affecting the focus, just getting it focused as you know. Without live view on our 400D's it's a guessing game, sometimes we get it right on and sometimes not. I usually zoom in on the first photo or two I take and look at the stars and check it that way. If not sharp I go find my neighbor's security light and re-focus! I found my kit lens 18-55 non IS would seem to somehow unfocus after a shot ot two, very strange. Since I bought the IS version of the 18-55 I haven't had that problem. We'll keep pluging away!
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