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Saturday
Apr292017

Bishop California Radio Telescopes

As mentioned, I have been very bad about updating my blog.  So I guess I will start in reverse order of things I have done since my last post 3 years ago.  Kevin and I did a fall trip in 2016 to Bishop, Alabama Hills, Bristlecone forrest, and Bryce Canyon.  One of the main reasons for going to these areas are that the night sky is really dark and taking milkyway images and night sky photos there is good. I am a Canon shooter and I also own Nikon gear (I shoot Canon and my wife shoots Nikon) we are a house divided.  I took my wife's D700 and compared the images withmy 7D and the Nikon had less noise with night time images.  I did take both cameras, but shot the Nikon a lot at night.  Using the CamRanger to do my night time settings and triggers, both cameras worked great.  I will have to show you some of the cool features of the CamRanger in some future posts.

The following image is at the Owens Valley Radio Telescopes captured using a Nikon D700 and a Tokina SD 16-28 F2.8 (IF) FX lens.  I am really happy with this lens, it is great for night sky photos.  I will post more images and information as time permits.

Radio Telescopes in Bishop, California.