Star Ceiling Photographs

This page is for photographs I take or a customer takes of the micro stars but up to this point (April 2015) it has not been possible to capture a single image that will portray what your eyes will actually see. The following photo's are simply the best of a bad bunch :)

Image of my current XVR star ceiling photographed with the Sony a7s in raw format.

GEN III XVR Stars Photographed with Sony a7s in RAW Format

This first star ceiling picture shows the XVR stars setup at a density of one star strip to every 2.2sqm of ceiling area and shot in RAW format. The light had been turned off the instance I snapped the photo that's why it looks slightly illuminated but you would not see it under normal star viewing. The camera is also picking up the star light but the room looked dark. You can see another clearer large image Here but it may take some time to load.
Image of my current XVR star ceiling photographed with the Sony a7s in jpg format.

GEN III XVR Stars Photographed with Sony a7s in JPG Format

This next star ceiling picture has been taken in jpg format and high ISO and the star density is lower on this section of test ceiling at one star strip to every 3sqm of ceiling area. The new GEN III stars have a powerful glow and can be captured better than any previous version using the a7s but still a huge way off from representing what you would actually see with your own eyes in a dark room.
Closeup image of a few XVR ceiling stars setup on a white panel.

GEN III XVR Ceiling Stars Closeup

I have also taken this closeup photograph of the GEN III stars so you can see close detail of the stars as they do their thing. You can see a large image of this closeup Here.

Image of my older XVR-532 star ceiling kit fitted to a bedroom ceiling.

GEN II XVR Stars Shot with Cannon 5D MKII

This picture was taken using my older Canon 5D MKii DSLR set at f/2.8, 6400 iso, bulb setting and 75 seconds exposure. The lens used is a Tokina AT-X 16~28mm F2.8 Pro FX wide angle normally used for low light landscape photography however by it's nature is ideal in capturing the full small star ceiling in a very confined space.


Early XVR-530 Stars Shot with older Nikon D60

Many customers have tried to photograph their Glowpatch star ceiling only to find the image looks nothing like what they see with their own eyes. I had taken this photograph of my early XVR version stars a few years back with a Nikon D60 and the result was rather lousy. This type of poor quality photograph is the most common being taken by many customers and does zero in representing the product for what it actually does.

Customer photograph of glowpatch  stars.

Early XVR-530 Customer Photo

Customer photo of my first XVR star kit version the XVR-530 on a fairly small ceiling of around 90 square feet, Well done Brian!