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Great Sunset Opportunity Dec 1st

 
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Hey everyone , wan to get some great sunset images ? December 1st , 2008 after 6:30pm on the western horizon the Moon , Jupiter & Venus will make a triangle in the western sky . Find a good spot and hopefully it will be a clear horizon . You may want to do some test shots the night before of the horizon . Use your timer and a tripod with a wide-angle lens around 18-40mm . Do some trial and error shots readjusting the f/stop if you shoot manual mode . I've had some great shots before using the night mode /no flash . Just push the shutter button and it will stop when it thinks it has absorbed enough own it's own . I've posted a sky map for Dec 1st and an example of a horizon shot i'm talking about . If you feel excited to do this then post your results in the regular astronomy section . Good luck and clear skies !!!

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Nice one, I've also just posted a thread about the moon, Jupiter and Venus being close together, when I heard about it on another thread. I thought I'd suggest a challenge to see who can shoot the best shot of the event. Now we know what time it's going to happen, so thanks for that.

Nov 14, 2008 07:03

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As an aside, can I ask Celestron what program you are using to get that skyview prediction?

Thanks.

Nov 14, 2008 07:37

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That looks like Cartes du Ciel - not sure if it's 2.76 or the version 3 Beta - if you want to grab it, version 3 is pretty stable.

Here's a good run-down of various planetarium softwareexternal link from amateur astronomer and author Rod Mollise.

He glossed over the WorldWide Telescopeexternal link from Microsoft Research - it's great iff you're connected to the internet - and free.

David

Nov 14, 2008 07:55

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I've just realised, the software that came with my Meade DSI can do that sort of Planetarium stuff. I ought to try it.

Nov 14, 2008 08:03

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Sorarse wrote in post #6684525external link
As an aside, can I ask Celestron what program you are using to get that skyview prediction?

Thanks.

David was correct in saying it was Cartes du Ceilexternal link program . It's probably the best free program out there and gives great sky print offs in color or b&w . You can also download extra things for it like more stars , extra galaxie locations , Milkyway . The only thing it will give you a realtime image of tho is just the moon and planets but not the Sun or nebulaes or galaxies . There are other programs that do give realtime images but they cost $$ and more than i care to pay for something i wont use that often . Also i never use the BETA programs , i always get the latest version which is 2.76 . I will be excited when the 3.0 BETA turns in to a final release tho !

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