Whilst still at High School Robert Kimball was fascinated by astronomy. He even ground his own mirrors
helping him see fainter objects, and understand telescopes better. Since then much has changed with telescopes, computers, and digital photography
but Robert is still at the cutting edge of astro-photography
When trying to take a long exposure shot with his Sony NEX-5N
he turned to gentLED-TRIGGER to take the pictures.
Using a standard photographic timer, he used gentLED-TRIGGER
to control the shutter
on the NEX-5N. Over 3 hours the telescope and mount tracked the sky, whilst the timer
and gentLED-TRIGGER controlled the camera.
The result is this fantastic image of the Orion Nebula (M42), made from 36 exposures, each 5 minutes long.
This technique allows modestly priced equipment, to produce better clarity and lower noise, than was possible
with professional equipment only a few years ago.
Thanks to Robert Kimball for his creative use
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Mike Smythers used 23 2minute exposures controlled with gentLED-AUTO for this experimental image of Cygnus,
By using gentLED-AUTO there are no other camera triggering devices required.
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