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Old Jul 30, 2017, 10:53 PM   #1
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The Milky Way last night, viewed from an overlook on the North Cascades Highway, far from the lights of the madding crowd. Still trying to learn how to properly edit these shots to get what I really want (the biggest problem is the noise), but this is perhaps my best effort yet. Taken about 11:45 in the evening with a Canon 5D Mk II and Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens. For reference, the portion of the Milky Way at the top of the image was in fact straight up above my head... A meteor is visible in the upper right... there were many to be seen last night, some very bright and spectacular!

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Old Jul 31, 2017, 12:13 AM   #2
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This is a nice shot.
I can relate to the noise issue.
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Hello Sir,

The shot is really nice but it seems that there is a bit of noisy due to which is not getting clear. Is it so or it is because of the background?
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Noise is easily removed using the COMMUNITY free edition of NOISEWARE
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Hello Sir,
The shot is really nice but it seems that there is a bit of noisy due to which is not getting clear. Is it so or it is because of the background?
Noise is due to high ISO and long exposure... very hard to get rid of...

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Noise is easily removed using the COMMUNITY free edition of NOISEWARE
I've run this through noise reduction already... just really hard to get rid of it. That's the problem with long exposures at high ISO...

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This is a nice shot.
I can relate to the noise issue.
Thanks, Mike!
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I agree, but to be honest I PERSONALLY can see NOTHING at all wrong with what is a very good image
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Instead of a long shot, what about a few short shots that are stacked together? I remember reading something like that. It will produce sharper image.
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Instead of a long shot, what about a few short shots that are stacked together? I remember reading something like that. It will produce sharper image.
"long shot". !!!

"Short shots" !!!!

""Stacked.. !!!!


Can I ask if you actually know what you are talking about, you don't even know the exposure time here, I am guessing 5-10 seconds so no driven eq mount ( I am an amature astronomer and a long time personal friend of mine was "Patrick Moore" google him.

Are you talking long exposure, image stacking, what software would you use, for astro photography image stacking, have you ever used it.

Finally NOISE and SHARPNESS are two completely different things, here he is talking about NOISE
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