RE: HTV-1

From: Gerhard Groenewald (bataleur@megaweb.co.za)
Date: Mon Sep 14 2009 - 17:56:53 UTC

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    Hi ramon,
    
    Look at my blog for some tips, I am using a canon 20d and several lenses
    with some success
    http://worldfocus-consultants.blogspot.com/
    
    Some basic stuff.
    Good tripod.
    Use manual setting.
    Set ISO 1600.
    Go for 10 sec exposure.
    Set f stop to lowest at 10" it will be f5 on that lens.
    Use custom function mirror lockup if you can.
    Set custom fn "long exposure noise reduction" to off position.
    Disable autofocus and focus manually.
    Use remote shutter release.
    Do not use image stabilizer (on some lenses)
    
    On remote shutter release set frames to multiple. If you remote is to
    constant on, it keeps on taking images until release
    For fun then use "startrails software" for a spectacular long exposure.
    Anyway, links on my site, and enjoy
    
    Gerhard Groenewald
    RSA
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ramon van der Hilst [mailto:vanderhilst@gmail.com] 
    Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 7:29 PM
    To: Seesat-L
    Subject: Re: HTV-1
    
    Hi all,
    
    I'm located in Amsterdam (near Diemen), so if you plan to observe in
    tandem then drop me a direct email and I'll observe (both visually and
    by camera) as well.. Please give some advice on the settings to use
    (I'm no beginner in astrophotography, just don't want to screw up ;-)
    ), using an Eos 450D and a 50 mm f/1.8 lens.
    
    Best regards,
    
    Ramon van der Hilst
    
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