Impressive images Mike!
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> Subject: [OM] Moosehead Lake trip and with MW shots
> This was our first jaunt out of our area since COVID. We had consulted
> Photopils and I rented a few lenses just for the occasion. Marnie had
> practiced diligently in the procedures required for Milky Way shots with
> lenses we had. Sometimes needed encouragement to get outside, brave the
> mosquitos, and give it a go.
> I was quite insistent she have it down cold so she could concentrate on
> composition and not be intimidated by the mechanics.
> We had to stay a a rather grisly lodge however. The best compliment one
> could come up with was it was "clean."
> Such was the price of visiting a class 3 Bortle.
> Ironically she had an easier time as I had mostly used the E-M1 MkIII to
> insure she had no issues. We had used the MKII before, but the new cam
> was wildly different for astro.
> The Starry sky AF was super easy to use as well as live time for the
> foreground shots so can watch the histo and image accumulate and don't
> have to guess on exposure. She trained in using the intervalometer to
> manually. We also practiced
> using the the hand held high res feature (on tripod of course)
> stacked the stars (blurred foreground of course) as long as the sky
> predominated. We did not have to use Sequater for those images but
> merging the images at different resolutions required a trick. I don't
> understand why, but the MW Oly images had a weird greenish cast and it
> took quite a while with gradient filters, radial filters and prolonged
> my hands to ameliorate. I ended up partially desaturating the water in
> I guess as long as one doesn't know how the sausage is made, it is OK.
> see what the verdict is on the list. I had to manually focus on Jupiter
> bright that night) but my AF switch on the lens got switched to AF and
> a nice shot. I practiced only a couple times with the Sonnie which was a
> problem. Marnie made no procedural errors. You can see below we scoped
> out the Island during he day and shot it at night with the MW right over
> was very cloudy two of the 3 nights we had allowed and were lucky for 8
> hours of clearing at night.
> Likes to work in the dark like radiologists, Mike
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