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Jupiter @ 4000mm *Added Rig Pictures!*

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

  1. ultimind


    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
    Sweet. The Nikkor 500mm F4.0 P kicks ***. Fantastic capture.
  3. Nice!!
  4. Tommik


    Mar 18, 2008
    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


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


    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH

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


    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


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

  10. shtarka1


    Feb 1, 2008
    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.

  12. wgilles


    Apr 25, 2008
    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


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


    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


    Jun 6, 2008
    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


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