> Milky Way in different filters

  • Posted on: 1 June 2020
  • By: tihomiry

This is a comparison of my not modified Pentax k5 DSLR and the same, but modified one without IR-cut filter.
Removing the IR-cut filter not only increase sensitivity by 1-2 stops, but also slightly increase the resolution as the IR light (despite not being that much detailed) pass trough the byer RGB mask without filtering.
Below we can see a shot with UHC-s filter as well, witch give us best contrast and brightness of the H-alpha objects as Lagoon nebula (M8). Thus it needs the longest exposure 120s against 60-90s for the other filters. You can see the beautiful Galactic horse dark nebula on the shots :)

Milky way in Sagittarius in different filters

You can find my last DSLR Astrophotography article in Bulgarian at page 76. I am sharing my last findings for this publication, Specially written for the Institute of Astronomy.

Satellites, cosmic trash or UFOs, the moving spots are everywhere on the sky. Typical satellite behavior is to reflect sun light. It should be yellow or white and could fade and shine due to its rotation.

If you have used DeepSky stacker to stack RAW files, maybe you have notice that the resulting image is poor of color saturation. This is because it has a higher number of bits then the display could show.

Last test from passed night put an end of the questions witch is better CCD or CMOS. My old CCD K-m fall back compared to CMOS K-5.

HDR stands from High Dynamic Range. In short it is the number of tones that compose the image. The larger it is, the best capability we have to see details in the bright and dark regions of a scene.

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