Astrophotography with the Q2 Monochrom

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OP chopperrc Forum Member • Posts: 52
Re: Astrophotography with the Q2 Monochrom

tedwill48167 wrote:

Great photos.

Did you use any software or do any focus stacking? I'm considering a star tracker for longer exposures, but your 3 second exposures were really impressive.



Thank you! No focus stacking. Just manual focus with peaking until the stars were as "small" as I can make them on screen, close to infinity. Most lenses, infinity is not all the way at the end of the focus turn.

With 28mm, 18 second exposures is the max limit, but I found 13-15 at 1600 to be the sweet spot for enough exposure with almost no noise. I do own a star tracker but wasn't using it for these.

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Leica Q2 Monochrom Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR +2 more
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