As mentioned in my previous post, now I’m back off holiday I’ve compiled my photos from the SX20 and as per the images below, are some of the results.
Below is a cropped shot of the region around Cassiopeia, the full image (see link – 4000 x 3000 res) also shows (if you look hard enough) M31 in the lower right hand side of the image.
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Image Details: ISO800, f4, 15 second exposure.
The next shot shows the Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31) at about 10x optical zoom:-
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… noticeable at this level of zoom, even though the camera settings haven’t changed, are the star trails. Image details:- ISO1600, f5, 15 second exposure.
Overall, even though there is a level of noise in the SX20’s images, it is substantially better than the S2IS’s, which is very pleasing to see.