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I was standing out in he dark by myself thinking these things would look the same if I took the picture in a year or ten years. But the stars are only out once a month these days -

This is 3 30sec. exposures with the Canon 50D and 17-55mm2.8 at 55/2.8, 2500 ISO on a DS2000 Meade mount, vaguely aligned -

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Jun 18, 2009 23:44

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That is incredible! Where were the shots taken? Around here the light pollution makes any kind of night sky shots impossible. Also, how did you stack the shots?

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Jun 19, 2009 00:41

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Very nice. I see you captured the Antares/Rho Ophiuchi region at the right hand side. It's a beautiful part of the sky.

Jun 19, 2009 02:43

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These are taken in the parking lot of Pitcher Mountain in southwest NH. I filtered out a lot of skyglow in Photoshop. They aren't stacked, it's PhotoMerge'd in Photoshop.

And that Antares/Rho Ophiuchi area is nice - I hope I get a chance to get more of that sometime. Nowhere else seems to have the red/yellow/blue areas so close together. You can just barely see them in this shot.

Jun 19, 2009 15:29 as a reply to troypiggo's post 12 hours earlier.

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Great shot, you grabbed a lot in 90 sec.

Jun 19, 2009 15:51

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Thanks. I thought they were stacked. Merged makes the shot look even more impressive to me. Excellent job!

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Thanks, everyone. And that shot of Antares/Rho is just what I had in mind. I guess at that exposure the galactic center would be overexposed -

Jun 19, 2009 21:56

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Your shot is very inspiring. If we weren't under a thick layer of heavy thunderstorms right now I'd be out on a hill top with my son trying to get some shots right now...

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great shot. Really want to try and get some of the old milk myself, not sure if my skies will let me though.

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Great shot....:D Love it. That just goes to show what can be done with the equipment everyone has. Take notes folks...............

Jun 20, 2009 17:42

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