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Jupiter @ 4000mm *Added Rig Pictures!*

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by ultimind, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Nikon 500mm f/4 P, Tamron MC7 BBAR 2x TC, Nikon TC-200 2x TC, Vivitar 2x Macro TC = ~4000mm :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

    See pictures of the whole rig: https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showpost.php?p=2735824&postcount=38
    UPDATE: 8-shot stacked composite: https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showpost.php?p=2735855&postcount=41


    100% crop, 1/6th, approx f/32, ISO800. Longer exposures (for lower ISO) resulted in too much streaking, so there shouldn't be any high ISO noise complaints...simply wasn't possible :tongue:

    Here's the before and after. Left is strait out of the camera, and right is after a bit of post processing in Lightroom.

    Step back from your monitor... it's a whole lot easier to see.
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  2. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Alberta
    Sweet. The Nikkor 500mm F4.0 P kicks ***. Fantastic capture.
     
  3. Nice!!
     
  4. Tommik

    Tommik

    14
    Mar 18, 2008
    Finland
    Great shot! It can be easily identified as Jupiter.
     
  5. Was this handheld :biggrin:

    Nice shot! Have you tried shooting the moon with this combo?
     
  6. binkybozo

    binkybozo

    84
    Feb 4, 2009
    south africa
    lol @ kees.
    those are amazing shots ultimind!
     
  7. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH

    Here's a 4000mm shot of the moon. No cropping here :smile:
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  8. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I will photograph the setup when it is daylight out... But I'm using Dynatran AT-858B tripod, Manfrotto 3421 (aka 393) gimbal head, and a remote shutter release with the camera set on mirror lockup.

    Approx wait time for whole setup to stop vibrating = ~12-15sec
     
  9. 3LPCPhotography

    3LPCPhotography

    467
    Oct 30, 2008
    Canada
    All I can say is wow, great shots.

    Tom
     
  10. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    So Cool!
     
  11. now what you should do, is take a dozen or so shots and stack them in photoshop. you might be able to eek out a bit more detail by lowering the opacity and stacking them.

    When the atmosphere stops boiling in my part of town, I'll hook the D90 up to the back of the telescope and see if I can get a few of jupiter. Though I'm really waiting for saturn to show up - that's a really cool sight.

    -Fred
     
  12. wgilles

    wgilles

    Apr 25, 2008
    NJ
    Wow that is quite amazing
     
  13. Let's just analyze this amazing feat for a moment....

    We have basic zoom lens like 17-55, 24-70, etc. We can zoom in to about a mile at most, crop and get decent images. ok...

    Now it just hit me.. Jupiter is some 500 MILLION MILES AWAY!! :eek:  :eek: 

    If you drive to Jupiter at 65 mph all day, everyday, it will take you 880 years to get there.
     
  14. How do you find Jupiter in the sky?
     
  15. jmkiang

    jmkiang

    308
    Jul 21, 2009
    Chicago
    Wow that moon shot is amazing!
     
  16. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    It's just about the brightest point in the sky right now. I have some astronomy buddies that point me in the right direction. I'm on my own from there :smile:
     
  17. 151proof

    151proof

    424
    Jun 6, 2008
    SD
    Wow!!!:eek:  That moon shot is amazing and the jupiter shot is out of this world! :biggrin:
     
  18. Pretty spectacular stuff David. :cool: 
     
  19. rvink

    rvink

    Mar 21, 2006
    New Zealand
    Well, Jupiter is out of this world :smile:
     
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