Is Astro Photography your passion?

MirageF1

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Not sure if there is a thread dedicated solely to AP, but thought I'd start one here for anyone interested or involved in any way...whether ]curious, just starting out or seasoned pro.

I've been doing it as a hobby and part time business for 10 years now...fascinated with the Heavens since a child but only got really involved about a decade ago whilst living in UK.

I also do filter modifications for DSLRs for AP/IR as a sideline business.
Get in touch if you thinking of getting your camera modded.

Some of my equipment:

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vorman

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What is your interest,level of involvement and equipment setup?
I'm interested and the reason I bought a DSLR. Haven't had time or the opportunity to actually venture out. Definitely don't have all that equipment.
Still waiting to actually get my first milkyway shot hopefully with advice from a seasoned pro.
 

Sl8er

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What is your interest,level of involvement and equipment setup?
Off-topic:

I understand you said it's a "hobby and part time business"...but...if you decide to post some of your pics, please be sure to share the link in this thread.
I'd love to see some of them!
:)
 

upup

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I'm interested and the reason I bought a DSLR. Haven't had time or the opportunity to actually venture out. Definitely don't have all that equipment.
Still waiting to actually get my first milkyway shot hopefully with advice from a seasoned pro.
My uncle belongs to a club, they regularly go out to Paarl by the Taal monument.
 

gregmcc

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Nice. I always wanted to get into this. Can you post some pics you've taken?
 

MirageF1

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I'm interested and the reason I bought a DSLR. Haven't had time or the opportunity to actually venture out. Definitely don't have all that equipment.
Still waiting to actually get my first milkyway shot hopefully with advice from a seasoned pro.
You don't need "all that" equip to start taking some half decent,short exposure (< 10s) wide angle photos.
A decent,sturdy tripod, 6MP+ camera, entry level lens ( 18-55mm or nifty fifty although a prime is better ), intervalometer or USB connection to laptop or mobile and most importantly - dark skies! :)

Off-topic:

I understand you said it's a "hobby and part time business"...but...if you decide to post some of your pics, please be sure to share the link in this thread.
I'd love to see some of them!
:)

Nice. I always wanted to get into this. Can you post some pics you've taken?
Will do guys.

Interested, but where are you based ?
CT. PM sent.
 

shan13

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Would also be keen to see any pics. I'm a novice that is looking for my first camera, and this would be one of the use cases...
 

konfab

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Interest: high
Skill level: I would say we (my brother and I) are intermediate. We have had some success with some deep sky imaging, but we are plagued by Meade Software.
Equipment: My dad was very interested in this hobby and as such spent a lot of money on it.
Scope: 14" Meade RCX 400, currently not working as one of the focussing motors shuffled off its mortal coil during the recent lunar eclipse :crying:
Camera: Canon EOS 700D, IR filter removed.

Lunar eclipse (just before we realised the focussing motor had died) IMG_0446.JPG
 
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