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Astrophotography

Posted in 600mm, Astrophotography, Sony A7III on September 14, 2020 by budbranch

We lucked out with a moonless, no-haze, no smoke night sky yesterday.  I set up the little Ioptron Sky-Tracker and mounted my camera and 600mm lens, and commenced to focus/shoot/adjust/repeat.  Two hours later I had a couple of respectable images.  The first, M22, is a star cluster containing 70,000 or so stars.  The second is M8, or the Lagoon Nebula.  These are both 20 second guided 600mm single exposures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perseid Meteors

Posted in Astrophotography, interval exposure, Long exposures, Sony A7III, Wide Angle on August 14, 2020 by budbranch

Recent moonless nights have favored long meteor-hunting sessions, and this month it coincides with the Perseids.  Famous meteor showers get a lot of press and draw our attention, but meteors happen EVERY night.  Mark your calendar for all moonless nights!

 

These are all 30-second exposures f/2.8 at ISO 6400 shot off a fixed tripod.

Rufous Hummingbird

Posted in 600mm, Sony A7III on July 19, 2020 by budbranch

Subtle colors…

Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

Posted in Astrophotography, Available Light, Long exposures, sky, Sony A7III on July 9, 2020 by budbranch

5-second exposures taken at 4:10AM today.  Taos NM

While We Sleep

Posted in Astrophotography, interval exposure, Long exposures, Sony A7III, Wide Angle on July 1, 2020 by budbranch

Twenty minutes of night sky, lit from behind by the Moon.

While We Sleep –

Posted in Astrophotography, Composite, interval exposure, Sony A7III with tags , , on June 10, 2020 by budbranch

– The World keeps turning.

Police The Police!


Taos Canyon Hummingbirds

Posted in Sony A7III on May 1, 2020 by budbranch

4,000-8,000th of a second – these are some of the best from 320 frames, all shot off a tripod.  Everything is severely cropped-in for detail (see below).


Closeup: old mandolin string

Posted in Flash, Macro, Sony A7III on March 25, 2020 by budbranch

Taos Canyon, Bright Moonlight

Posted in Sony A7III, Wide Angle on March 12, 2020 by budbranch

Kind of striking, how the snow lights up the far canyon wall.  Note Orion, the  Pleiades, and Canis Major.

Super Moon

Posted in Available Light, Handheld, Sony A7III on March 9, 2020 by budbranch

Obligatory  Moon  photo!

1/1,000sec, f/4.0, ISO800 200mm


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