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ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY by TOM BAKOWSKI

Imaging Equipment:
Canon EOS 20D (in2005),
Canon EOS 5D (2006-current)

Lens:

EF15mm f2.8
EF 85mm f1.2
EF135mm f2
EF24-70mm f2.8
Coranodo 60mm Maxscope FL=400mm f5.7
TeleVue 102mm FL=880mm f8.6
Meade 12.5 FL= 1525mm f4.8


Locations:

1. Almost all shot at the dark site of Cherry Springs State Park Northern PA, Bortle 3 Light Pollution zone

2. Hermitage, NY Bortle 4 zone

3. Beaver Meadow Observatory - Buffalo Astronomical Association North Java, NY Bortle 5 zone






Processing Details:
EOS20d all at ISO 1600. EOS5d at ISO 3200. Majority are single shots or two image layered blend.
Fast processing in Adobe Photoshop 5.0 using RGB Level slider and Curves.
All images are displayed as level 10 maximum JPG. 12 x 8 or 11"x 17"
All images less than 10minutes.

Images can be sold in a Full Resolution 13 X 19 Poster printed from a Raw file.



Enjoy observing the sky first before imaging,- 12.5" f4.8, 4" f8.6, and my 60mm solar scope.

Click here to check out my favorite object list (BeyondTheMessierCatalog)!

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