June 2, 2010

Proof of Concept

First tracked shots are in .. not very good, BUT they prove that this is so totally possible with the barn door ...

Focus is an issue, as well as wobbly tripod and lens fogging up, but ...

Here's a patch of sky along the Milky Way, "down" from Crux ...

and here's the same shot on Flickr

This is 240 seconds (4 minutes) at fStop 3.5 :D

I'm quite happy with this, it's a first go, but hey .. now it's time to get better and refine.  Shot on home made barn door rig, for about $25 all up, plus what I could find in the garage.

Speaking of which, does anyone out there have an old tripod head they don't want anymore?  I need one to be able to take pics of different parts of the sky, and I has no job right now :(  All replies welcome :)

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