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Oct 31, 2008 15:55 |  #1

Went out tonight at the top of winter hill to get some shots of the stars
Sadly it was slightly cloudy.

Both the pics below were shot at 30 seconds
I did try for a longer exposre but a few cars full of chavs pulled up with thier lights on.

It will be doing it again on the next clear night (cant wait)

Anyway here they are
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Nov 01, 2008 12:41 |  #2

Shame about the clouds and chavs, but it looks like you get pretty dark skies at that site? What was the focal length and which lens were you using? I'm guessing the 17-40 at 17mm? 30s is about the limit at that focal length, and you can already see some star trails.

They're good shots though. I love images like this as they're a great way to learn the constellations, and thus make it easier to find those deep space objects you're after. Try the same sort of thing with the 50mm f/1.8, only with less exposure time. The first pic is straight at Cygnus, which is rich with Milky Way stuff, and the 50mm will bring some of it out.

I see you managed to capture Andromeda in the second pic too! ;)


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Nov 01, 2008 15:06 |  #3

Adrena1in wrote in post #6603511 (external link)
Shame about the clouds and chavs, but it looks like you get pretty dark skies at that site? What was the focal length and which lens were you using? I'm guessing the 17-40 at 17mm? 30s is about the limit at that focal length, and you can already see some star trails.

They're good shots though. I love images like this as they're a great way to learn the constellations, and thus make it easier to find those deep space objects you're after. Try the same sort of thing with the 50mm f/1.8, only with less exposure time. The first pic is straight at Cygnus, which is rich with Milky Way stuff, and the 50mm will bring some of it out.

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Adrena1in wrote in post #6603511 (external link)
I see you managed to capture Andromeda in the second pic too! ;

really i cant see it:(


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Nov 01, 2008 20:47 |  #4

try to get some foreground elements into these shots. that gives the person viewing the pics more perspective, IMO.


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Nov 11, 2008 02:26 |  #5

Loving photos mate. U the moon yet?


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Nov 11, 2008 05:20 |  #6

grimey121uk wrote in post #6604210 (external link)
really i cant see it:(

You have to whack up the highlights and fill light. Kills the image, but brings out the "invisible" detail. (Andromeda Galaxy is circled. Easy to find as the right-side of the 'W' of Cassiopeia points to it.)

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Nov 11, 2008 06:29 |  #7

grimey121uk wrote in post #6599757 (external link)
I did try for a longer exposre but a few cars full of chavs pulled up with thier lights on.

Chavs? Translation?


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Nov 11, 2008 12:21 |  #8

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Chavs? Translation?

Basicaly it means people that go around thinking that they are bad ass when really they are idiots


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Nov 11, 2008 12:39 |  #9

Adrena1in wrote in post #6664361 (external link)
You have to whack up the highlights and fill light. Kills the image, but brings out the "invisible" detail. (Andromeda Galaxy is circled. Easy to find as the right-side of the 'W' of Cassiopeia points to it.)

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