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Andy Ung's picture

Astrophotography

I was able to capture the milky way during my time at Joshua Tree. I would love a critique on this and feedback on how I could possibly get it better next time.

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Robert Huerbsch's picture

Depends how much you value star shapes in the image. Tracking the sky and slightly better focus would give more detail and pinpoint stars. You can also reduce noise substantially since you can lower ISO and get more exposure time = more SNR. Only other point would be the colors, with the LP gradient at the horizon and then blue/green turning to dark towards the top. Did you boost saturation quite a bit? Not trying to be harsh, just what I am observing.

Id try to find a location without LP anywhere within 100 miles of ESE to ESW. For me in FL, its nearly impossible unless I'm imaging on the beach towards the Gulf of Mexico.

Robert Huerbsch's picture

Of forgot to mention, if your location will have some LP a Hoya Red Intensifier can help quite a bit by removing the high pressure sodium light from the spectrum hitting your cameras sensor. It also reduces light by a 1/2 stop or so.