Wednesday, April 8, 2020

venus Pleiades Move-SHoot-Move tracking

I've been experimenting with MSM tracker (Move Shoot Move) to capture Venus and the Pleiades.

A stack of 25 images Canon T3i, 70-300mm ISO 400 sec exposure. Image not as crisp as two days ago

annotation, brightest object venus - annotation of original stacked image by

Full MorningMoon

Full evening Moon

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Astrophotography by mistake photographing Venus and the Plieades

I'm learning Astrophotography mostly by trying many things making mistakes and learning from mistakes.  April 4, 2020 - trying to set infinity focus - by varying focus of a bright object, in this case Venus -  as I pass through the focus many dim objects appear and when they are brightest _ I think that is the infinity focus point 9about 400 light year - big infinity.  the Plieades above and to the right of Venus appear but I did not recognize - but took several image - while post processing, I passed the image through for annotation - tells me where I've aimed my camera lens. labeled a number of the stars and other galactic objects, nebulae etc.

Venus passing through Plieades

Annotation by of objects in the above imag

Initial image Plieades quite faint - Venus, brightest object

One night later between clouds

Later through the clouds apr 05