The Writing Life of a TadpolePosted on by PolyWogg
I tried imaging some stars, and I thought it would be relatively straight-forward. People online basically tell you to use a magnifying glass to look at your phone screen, zoom in, make sure they are pinpoints, and BAM! You’re good to go.
I’ve always loved looking at Antares, and the way it twinkles red, gold, and blue at times. It was putting on a show on Saturday the 8th, and my wife loved it. I tried imaging it later at ISO 2304 (why?) and a duration of 10s (a setting a friend online has had a lot of success with). Anyway, it did NOT turn out like my wife was used to seeing it:
I tried to grab Polaris too with a 10s duration, but for some idiotic reason, I forgot to put the ISO back down to normal and instead it went at 9000+:
And finally, just for fun, I tried for Ceres. You know, the asteroid. My friend online has a well-honed process and a much clearer scope and skies, and he does tons of asteroids, so I thought I would try it for 10s at ISO 8000:
There are a few dots just above the one in the centre at the bottom, likely too faint unless you zoom in, and according to Stellarium, that’s about where Ceres should be for the time of the picture. Maybe, maybe not.