• Scorpius
  • Milky Way
  • Jupiter
  • According to Stellarium, Pluto should be somewhere here. The small speck might be it. hehe
  • Antares
  • Sagittarius

Astrophotography: Milky Way and Scorpius

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Finally, Astrophotography where city light pollution is zero. Our Milky Way and Scorpius are in this Astrophoto.

Shot Details:
Mount: Fixed Tripod
Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Tokina 16-50mm f2.8 at 16mm
Shutter Speed: 30secs
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 3200
White balance: Auto
Picture Style: Customized in Digital Photo Professional
Location: Kota Beach Resort, Banatayan (thanks to Christoper Hubahib.. hehehehe)
Shooting Date and Time: 02-Aug-2008 21:36:13

Key Noise removal and reduction highlights:
1) Dark Frame Subtraction
2) Conventional High ISO noise removal algorithms (Neat Image)


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  1. QuaCk_ 68 months ago | reply

    whoa....amazing!....never thought it could be this good....salamat sa share bai!

  2. weetsie 67 months ago | reply

    no stars just hot pixels

  3. torboi 67 months ago | reply

    thanks for posting the exif sir!=) idol!=)

  4. mjdianne 66 months ago | reply

    WOW!! u should join the Galilean Nights Astrophotography Contest. Nothing to lose u can try. here's their flickr account: www.flickr.com/groups/galileannights

    *thumbs up*

  5. goose82 66 months ago | reply

    This shot is amazing!

  6. Calo-graphy 66 months ago | reply

    amazing shot!

  7. Mangini Adalberto & Laura - sorry busy - few time 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Scenics & Wilderness (Admin Invite Only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!


  8. matt024 60 months ago | reply

    Hello.. Cool photots. uhm, do you think there are other places in the Philippines without light pollution? Salamat po!

  9. fdiorico 60 months ago | reply

    Hello Matt!

    Yes definitely! But you would have to go away from the city though. I took these shots in Daan Bantayan island in the Cebu province. With the naked eye, you can already see the white band from the milky way galaxy. There are lots of places with super low light pollution in the PH. Thanks for you interest in my photo. =D


  10. matt024 60 months ago | reply

    thank you! =)

  11. HocusPocusDoofus 59 months ago | reply

    wow bai idol.. great shots.. mao sad ni rason ako gipangayo ang dslr sa ako kuya.. pgkabata pjud ko hilig astronomy... now that gihatag na sa ako kuya ang dslr, ive taken my first astro shots.. and honestly, i suck.. hehehe makalagot sad ning naa ta sa siudad, grabe kaayo light pollution..

  12. HocusPocusDoofus 59 months ago | reply

    by the way how do you do your noise removals especially the Dark Frame Subtraction? ive taken dark frames but i just dont know how to apply it...

  13. fdiorico 59 months ago | reply

    @ryunosukekun - thanks! ;) There are many ways to do it. I think you can do it in registax and deepskystacker. The simplest way to do it, if you are accustomed to photoshop is by simply overlaying the two layers, the astrophoto and the dark frame. You can then subtract both images and adjust the opacity to your liking. You can try looking at hotspots and adjust the opacity until the hotspots disappear. I hope this helps. Cheers!


  14. glennmataragnon 59 months ago | reply

    Nice kau, try daw orion nebula

  15. Boris Mitendorfer Photography 57 months ago | reply

    Amazing clarity and details!
    Thank you for all tips!

  16. Abhinav Rajagopal 33 months ago | reply

    Just breathtaking !

  17. Robin-Wilson 23 months ago | reply

    Stunning shot!!
    Amazing capture and work!

    Meeting at Nebrownii Waterhole

    Thanks for sharing your masterpiece here!
    *Scenics & Wilderness* Gallery (Invite Only)

  18. Samtian 20 months ago | reply

    Wow! I hope I can take pics like this someday.

  19. chrixdj1983 9 months ago | reply

    Simply Wonderful!!!

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