Shooting Saturn


UncleFai

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Ladies and gentlemen... Saturn over the Singapore sky last night...



Nikon V1 + FT1 + Kenko 1.4x TC + Kenko 2x TC + Sigma 150-500mm @ 500mm

Therefore, effective focal length = 3780mm.

ISO 400, 1/13 sec.

No idea with the aperture was as I had to use masking tape to open up the aperture to the maximum and mask out some contact. So V1 EXIF reporting f0. Heavily cropped, then PP as best I could in Photoshop.

The V1 helped me achieved a childhood dream of seeing the rings of Saturn with my own eyes.
 

Cowseye

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UncleFai said:
Ladies and gentlemen... Saturn over the Singapore sky last night...

Nikon V1 + FT1 + Kenko 1.4x TC + Kenko 2x TC + Sigma 150-500mm @ 500mm

Therefore, effective focal length = 3780mm.

ISO 400, 1/13 sec.

No idea with the aperture was as I had to use masking tape to open up the aperture to the maximum and mask out some contact. So V1 EXIF reporting f0. Heavily cropped, then PP as best I could in Photoshop.

The V1 helped me achieved a childhood dream of seeing the rings of Saturn with my own eyes.
Assuming u are at ur biggest aperture, u should be abt F/14 including all ur converters and sigma at 500mm
 

UncleFai

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fmeeran said:
3800mm!!! Lol
You should try using a scope with the setup next. :)
Indeed contemplating. But must clear with Commander in Chief at home. Lately she complaining I have too much photography stuff lying around the house already.
 

fmeeran

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UncleFai said:
Indeed contemplating. But must clear with Commander in Chief at home. Lately she complaining I have too much photography stuff lying around the house already.
I'm in the process of petitioning for a scope as well. Doesn't look very promising at the moment. :-D
 

bruggink

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Indeed contemplating. But must clear with Commander in Chief at home. Lately she complaining I have too much photography stuff lying around the house already.
Since the complaint is already there, you may as well bring it to new heights! :) After all, how often do you get to shoot Saturn..
 

Rashkae

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Since the complaint is already there, you may as well bring it to new heights! :) After all, how often do you get to shoot Saturn..
Well, on most clear nights when we are near saturn of course....

Right now Mars is also a nice target.
 

Rashkae

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Will certainly try that! Unfortunately, my apartment is blocked by many taller buildings on several sides. Only a limited field of view :(
The planets all track the same line on the evening sky. So it should be easy to find - otherwise, step outside! ;)
 

fmeeran

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kei1309 said:
my room has some space. do you want to store your gear at my place? :bsmilie:
Unfortunately the issue is not lack of space but rather the budget shortfalls. Donations for "help me shoot the planets" fund welcome. :D
 

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Indeed contemplating. But must clear with Commander in Chief at home. Lately she complaining I have too much photography stuff lying around the house already.
Nice... I didnt know we could shoot saturn from singapore skies. I wonder, with your setup... you will see clearly the ISS (International Space Station) and the surface of the moon.
 

HighTone

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Wow.. didn't know can capture this here. but its good try.
 

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