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That's awesome, just the 1 exposure?

A mate of mine was on the other side of that pier last nite too lol
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118 x 30sec exposures, then run through StarTrails.exe
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i don't know if you purposely lined it up so it pivots on the edge, but that makes it for me
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98% fluke.
I believe it pivots around N-S poles, and Manly is East.... so I faced rough South
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118 x 30sec exposures, then run through StarTrails.exe

ah nice, was wondering if you were using that seeing as digital cams tend to get rather noisy at exposures that long
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thats really cool. given me inspiration to get off my ass at night time and try it. i don't think the cloud ruins it either
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There was lots more clouds, but I did some shifty work to salvage

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hmm yeh that looks weird
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maybe a little less bright, but yeh i like your edit, the clouds don't seem right when they are going in different directions
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98% fluke.
I believe it pivots around N-S poles, and Manly is East.... so I faced rough South

Yeap stars will rotate around the celestial poles. The South celestial pole will be positioned n degrees above the south horizon where n is your latitude (as far as i recall anyway). Thus for Sydney it would be 33.8 degrees above the horizon.

There are some tricks to easily finding it in Aus. This is the easiest way

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April 21 is pretty much the peak of the Lyrids Meteor shower. While this isn't the best shower, it is on a saturday night, only 5 days off the new moon.

As I still haven't got a decent shot of a shooting star I'm planning to head away from the lights somewhere and spend the night trying. Anyone want to come along?
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Got away from the city lights.... and blasted it up into the sky.
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wow that's pretty nice!
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^happy with that one of Orion

quantum8 went one better and actually got a meteor in one of his
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yeah i'll have to put it up tonite if i remember
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Arrawarra Beach, night sky. by m_mkill, on Flickr

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If thats RAW, try push it way way harder! (solid clarity, high contrast curve, fill light)
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interesting....looked fine on both monitors at home, but way darker at monitor at work, will have a play of the RAW later on
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Yeah, I cant see much on my work monitor..
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Got my first flickr Explore!
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A couple of shots i took while in south america last year

The glow from the tent was my girlfriend using a torch
[IMG] Beni-River-Camping by Mack Jigger, on Flickr[/IMG]

I changed the tint a little in this one
[IMG] Huachina-Dunes by Mack Jigger, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Dog Nuggets you don't need to add IMG tags when using flickr's auto generated link codes. It already has them

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Arrawarra Beach, night sky. (Explored Apr. 23, 2012 -- first!) by m_mkill, on Flickr

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Damn. I think I'm going to have to bring my camera up to the island and try some night time exposures.
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the moon did look quite nice tonight
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1882 transit of venus....oldschool astrophotography!

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In the midst of a imaging session right now, here's one I prepared earlier:

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yeah i got one of the transit of venus this morning too

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i got one too. i thought those other spots were dust on my sensor so i cloned them out

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i got one too. i thought those other spots were dust on my sensor so i cloned them out

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I was surprised that I could notice some sun spots on the projection set-up they had set up at work today (scope projecting onto a sheet of A4)
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so now we're in the good half of the year for meteor showers, thought I'd stick this stuff here so I can find it easy again later:

July 28, 29 (Sat, Sun)- Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Delta Aquarids can produce about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower usually peaks on July 28 & 29, but some meteors can also be seen from July 18 - August 18. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Aquarius. The near first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight, leaving dark skies for what should be a good show. Best viewing is usually to the east after midnight.

August 12, 13 (Sun, Mon) - Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower's peak usually occurs on August 13 & 14, but you may be able to see some meteors any time from July 23 - August 22. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. The near last quarter moon will be hanging around for the show, but shouldn’t be too much of a problem for a shower with up to 60 meteors per hour. Find a location far from city lights and look to the northeast after midnight.

October 21, 22 (Sun, Mon)- Orionids Meteor Shower. The Orionids is an average shower producing about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. This shower usually peaks on the 21st, but it is highly irregular. A good show could be experienced on any morning from October 20 - 24, and some meteors may be seen any time from October 17 - 25. The first quarter moon will set by midnight, leaving a dark sky for what should be a good show. Best viewing will be to the east after midnight. Be sure to find a dark location far from city lights.

November 17, 18 (Sat, Sun)- Leonids Meteor Shower. The Leonids is one of the better meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower itself has a cyclic peak year every 33 years where hundreds of meteors can be seen each hour. The last of these occurred in 2001. The shower usually peaks on November 17 & 18, but you may see some meteors from November 13 - 20. The crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be an excellent show. Look for the shower radiating from the constellation Leo after midnight, and be sure to find a dark location for viewing.

December 13, 14 (Thurs, Fri) - Geminids Meteor Shower. Considered by many to be the best meteor shower in the heavens, the Geminids are known for producing up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour at their peak. The peak of the shower usually occurs around December 13 & 14, although some meteors should be visible from December 6 - 19. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Gemini. This year the new moon will guarantee a dark sky for what should be an awesome show. Best viewing is usually to the east after midnight from a dark location.
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Went out woopwoop to get a shot of the meteors - failed

Did this instead


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well if it makes you feel better I spent most of the night freezing my butt off and didn't even see one let alone photo one. the one plus from it was it was the first time I've got set up so my camera's automatically taking pics every X sec, something I'll be playing around with more. I also heard from quantum, who's somewhere in WA atm that he did at least see heaps, but again, no pic.

was ^that just 1 exposure or you use the star trails ap?
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that was about 150 shots and stacked - 30 secs, f/4 ISO 800

just a touch-up of white balance in Aperture afterwards and that's pretty much it

Here's one where the tree wasn't in focus - This is only a 30 shot stack as we were interrupted by some hicks who were ultra dodgy looking so we left before we were murdered


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Who turns up to the middle of nowhere at 3 in the morning and starts building things with planks of wood at a 'lookout'

We left and found a different shot far away from weirdos, a pity as we saw probably 20 meteors in the 45 mins we stopped first but at the 2nd location we barely saw 10 (and we were there for hours)
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i'd like to be old school and just do one exposure for star trails but i think that'd cause all sorts of exposure issues, I ended up using pretty much the same setting as you, seems to about the best option. the first of those 2 is the one I prefer, it's a bit sharper.

+1 for the getting hassled by strange people while out for that, I had a car of people drive up (never mind that they were way off road) to check out what I was doing, and ask what drugs I was on, cause of course you'd have to be on something to be out at 2am
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not mine, sort of glad as according to this it took him 2 years to get the right conditions for it
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not wrong! that pic was my highlight in that gallery
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A couple of shots i took while in south america last year

I changed the tint a little in this one
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both were 30sec exposures

Out of all the absolute crap on flickr, why isn't this one interesting or explored. bah. Going to log in, like and share.
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