Hunting the stars

I finally got good weather for the weekend to shoot some Milky Way in my favourite forest, Puszcza Niepołomicka.
It's still not that far from the city lights, so light pollution is visible, but the sky is full of stars.
My only "meh" would be using too high ISO for this shot, but it was supposed to be only a test.

Lightroom / Photoshop processing help

This is a photo I took in Nebraska last summer on a ranch, I have tried post processing but was just messing around with Lightroom, looking for how I could improve on it
I am not a lightroom / PS expert by any means, just wanting to make the milky way pop

This spinning chaos is under control.

This photo was taken in 2014.
I sat in the snow at -4 degrees for an hour to take this star trail while the animals in the woods kept a watchful eye on my activity.
I ended up walking inside the deserted house to lit the rooms with a flashlight.
When I got home, I was surprised by the northern lights on the horizon.

Aurora and Milky Way

I took this photo last October in Tasmania. It was a bit of an adventure, since it involved booking a short-notice flight for just the chance of catching the aurora. Totally worth it.

13-shot panorama. Taken with my Sony A7ii and Samyang 14mm.
15 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 6400

First astro photo of the 2018 season.

Took my Nodal Ninja panoramic head out to my favourite bay on Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand and shot this multi-row panorama.

Full size: 13,864 x 9,064 pixels in size

15 shots
10 (2 rows x5) for stars – 10s ƒ/2 ISO-8000
5 for foreground – 120s ƒ/1.8 ISO-400

Road to the Stars

Canon 77D with 18-55mm kit - 20sec, F/4.0, ISO3200, 18mm

Picture I took a couple of months back at Onaero Bay, Taranaki, NZ.
This is just 1 shot so no photoshop tomfoolery, although I'm trying to figure out image stacking now days.

Always trying to improve though so any feedback on what could of been done differently/better...

Milky way with cheap gear

Hello to the Fstoppers Astrophotography Community,

I just posted an image of the milky way which I shot using a, nowadays cheap, Sony NEX-6 and a very old Rikenon 50mm F1.4 lense. I took 24 single exposures and stitched them in post. Lense aberration and noise are obvious but I'm still happy with the result.
I did not find too...

Over the night

Last star trails from my trip last year to Mount Bromo - Indonesia
I hope to see you guys this year where I am organizing a photography workshop to this incredible place at July.

A great tool for finding dark skies!

Not sure how many folks know about this, but here is a great tool for finding dark skies around the world.

The photo attached is from middle of nowhere Nebraska where I used to live - had some of the darkest skies I ever found!


Hey all, I wanted to create this group because I haven't seen a lot of astrophotographers on the site and I wanted to share my passion and knowledge as well as hear back from everyone about my images. Anyways I wanted some feedback on this image so what do you think?

Dark Skies

This shot was taken a couple of years ago at Cherry Spring, State Park in PA. This place is one of the darkest skies I have been at. Does any want to share some of their favorite places that also have a truly dark sky?

Along the Kilimanjaro Trail

Good afternoon, everyone! I just wanted to share this image I took at the second camp along the Machame route, while hiking to the summit of Kilimanjaro. While I did get many other milky way images, this one is probably my favorite. After exiting the bathroom, I looked to the left and saw these trees and the milky way perfectly framed between...

Prime Lens or Variable

Hello all. I'm still newish at astrophotography. Got hooked on it back in the summer of 2015. I currently use a Rokinon 10mm, f/2.8 lens for my night stuff. I also have a Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5 lens which I love for just about everything else I do. No removing the lens, less dirt... as I'm a dirt magnet for some reason.

So, the 18-300 isn'...

Needing advice on lenses

This shot was taken in the ghost town of Nelson, NV. Full disclosure, the sky is from Acadia NP. I recently dropped and destroyed my Canon 16 - 35mm 2.8 lens. Very pricey. Ouch! I was considering replacing it with a Sigma 20mm 1.4 prime lens, which was recommended by an astrophotographer. The reviews of the lens indicate there is a bit of a...

Beginner question

Hello everyone!

I started getting into photography and Astrophotography is what really got me more serious.

I have been owning a Canon T3i for a couple of years, but never really tested it out until recently.

To do Astrophotography, I got myself a Rokinon 16MM f2 and I also own a Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS.


Would love your critique!

Took this from my back yard the other night. Worked on it in post to bring out detail would like some thoughts on the final product. Does the processing feel natural? Too much? Not enough?