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Showcasing Magic Lantern => Share Your Photos => Topic started by: calypsob on November 14, 2013, 08:16:09 AM

Title: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: calypsob on November 14, 2013, 08:16:09 AM
I primarily use ML in the field to find stars in live view through a telescope while using a narrowband filter, narrow band filters cut out a TON of light so without exposure gain for live view it would be nearly impossible for me to find and locate stars.  Another feature I use alot is the intravalometer for capturing meteors during meteor showers.  Oh and you cannot live without the Dark Red overlay setting, saves your night vision!  ML rules out under the dark skies.  Some of these shots are through my telescope with the T2i and others are static on a regular tripod with both T2i and T3i, T2i is full spectrum.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2847/9659917627_e473378a8a_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9659917627/)
veil 3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9659917627/) by LMNO Sunset Deluxe (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

this one is not complete, I still need to add alot of frames to reduce the noise
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/10337446744_38ae8c1545_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10337446744/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10337446744/) by LMNO Sunset Deluxe (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/9562558250_6ed0efe780_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9562558250/)
MILKYWAY BAHAMAS PANO RAINBOW SHAPE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9562558250/) by LMNO Sunset Deluxe (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8083/8287159254_2c34d39aec_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8287159254/)
Gemenid Meteor Shower December 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8287159254/) by LMNO Sunset Deluxe (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8539/8899110612_e6f075899c_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8899110612/)
fullspectrum milky way (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8899110612/) by LMNO Sunset Deluxe (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr 
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: falkor on November 17, 2013, 07:53:26 AM
very well done !
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: arrinkiiii on November 17, 2013, 08:37:12 AM
Awesome shoot's  :D
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: reddeercity on November 17, 2013, 10:00:17 PM
that's Great images  :)
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: calypsob on December 10, 2013, 07:06:43 AM
Thanks folks, gotta love ole ML
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: kbeecher on December 12, 2013, 03:05:36 AM
Awesome Photos! what settings did you use? and was there any light polution where you were?
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: calypsob on September 27, 2017, 06:29:41 PM
I just wanted to add some more to this post.  I tell you ML is worth its weight in Gold for astrophotography and I commonly suggest ML supported Canon bodies to entry level astrophotographers even if they are noiser than the competition.  With a high quality german equatorial mount I am able to image without a laptop anymore, which for me lifts a huge burden.  I use ML for several things when I acquire data on a deep sky object.  First Live view Gain and FPS override allow me to use live view to focus and find my targets in the sky.  When you get FPS override dialed in, it is fantastic for finding stars and also focusing with a bahtinov mask.  I use the ML intervalometer for acquisition of light, dark, flat, and bias frames. I do have to stop magic lantern every so often to manually dither the equatorial mount.  I also use raw histogram, though I am not convinced that I am reading the iamge correctly sometimes, I have gone back to lifting the shadows 1/3 off the back of the histogram in jpeg preview. 

Here are some of my more recent images.  I use several cameras, a t3i, t2i, and 60d.  The t2i is modded for full spectrum, and the 60d is debayered monochrome and also full spectrum.  The 60d is used to generate independent luminance data which is later applied to color data capture by the T2i in order to bring out more resolution.  The T3i is unmodded.  All 3 use ML as their control platform.  I typically use the 60d and 550d in tandem along with a pair of matching Samyang 135mm F2 lenses.  These work great wide open at F2.  I also commonly use a pair of older pentax k 50mm f1.7 lenses stopped to F4. I also commonly use clip in filters designed by Astronomik, primarily on the full spectrum bodies. Most of my images list a full acquisition description in flickr if you are wondering how I acquired the data.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4349/35981232973_59ce365953.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WPxdZK)NGC 7023 Iris Nebula and LDN1148 (https://flic.kr/p/WPxdZK) by Wes Schwarz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmnosunsetdeluxe/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4393/36171402670_4f33d79680.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/X7kTPC)Barnard's E B142-143 Dark Nebula "process ver. 2" (https://flic.kr/p/X7kTPC) by Wes Schwarz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmnosunsetdeluxe/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4264/35624656625_748753a4b2.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wh2FgF)North American Nebula NGC7000 (https://flic.kr/p/Wh2FgF) by Wes Schwarz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmnosunsetdeluxe/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4236/35207527696_b0a9bd633e.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VDaMnA)The Markarians Chain and it's Galactic Neighbors (https://flic.kr/p/VDaMnA) by Wes Schwarz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmnosunsetdeluxe/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/33193121913_7a9ef0efda.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SzaqHp)RGB version M81 M82 integrated flux nebula #Explored (https://flic.kr/p/SzaqHp) by Wes Schwarz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmnosunsetdeluxe/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5573/30825037053_5547465538.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NXUnA6)M45 and California (https://flic.kr/p/NXUnA6) by Wes Schwarz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmnosunsetdeluxe/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/31103940040_eed0ebcedd.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PoxPJh)Andromeda and Triangulum and the Intrastellar IFN (https://flic.kr/p/PoxPJh) by Wes Schwarz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmnosunsetdeluxe/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5337/31140444555_3e1b8b63fd.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PrLVft)Orion and Horsehead V.II (https://flic.kr/p/PrLVft) by Wes Schwarz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmnosunsetdeluxe/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/30727939825_865b4df434.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NPjHXX)Witch Head Nebula IC2118  process Version III (https://flic.kr/p/NPjHXX) by Wes Schwarz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmnosunsetdeluxe/), on Flickr
 
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: g3gg0 on September 27, 2017, 07:17:15 PM
wow!
really impressive shots :)

and this shot in germany? nice.
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: nikfreak on September 27, 2017, 07:50:11 PM
+1, great shots.
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: calypsob on September 27, 2017, 09:25:02 PM
wow!
really impressive shots :)

and this shot in germany? nice.

Thanks! sorry for the confusion, these were shot on the blue ridge parkway outside of Roanoke Virginia.  The platform taht I use to track the sky is a GEM German equatorial mount https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_mount
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on September 27, 2017, 11:17:19 PM
Incredible work @calypsob!
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: The_bald_guy on December 02, 2017, 04:47:14 PM
I can't believe the shots you are pulling out of a T2i. Bravo, nice technique and hard work.
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: maxcompose on December 27, 2017, 12:12:59 PM
nice shoot..
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Post by: maxcompose on January 03, 2018, 04:30:36 PM
wow, nice photo, milky way
Title: Re: Outer Space with the help of ML
Post by: Kharak on January 03, 2018, 09:20:55 PM
This should be on the front page of ML.