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Jul 16, 2012 07:57 |  #1141

Colors look way over processed and IMHO that spotlight in the middle makes for a distracting part of the picture , way too bright . Nice catch on the galaxie tho .




  
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Jul 16, 2012 08:55 |  #1142

Outside of Sandpoint, ID. You can see the green edge of the Northern Lights...

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Jul 16, 2012 22:36 |  #1143

Three Crosses

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Jul 17, 2012 05:04 |  #1144

Fantastic shots, love this thread. Thank for posting settings, gives us newbies a good place to start. Anyone capture Venus and Jupiter this week?




  
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Jul 18, 2012 09:13 as a reply to  @ mqqse's post |  #1145

So many GREAT shots added! I'm itching to try again! :D

Do you guys think I'll have a chance to get the milky way if there's a full moon out? Meaning if I shoot before it rises. According to my app I have an hour from sunset till the moon rises. We're going camping in 2 weeks and it just so happens it's going to be a full moon the day we arrive :cry:


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Jul 18, 2012 09:31 as a reply to  @ cmoy's post |  #1146

Once the moon rises, it usually kills the Milky Way as it is faint, unless you are in very dark skies. Also, it is better viewed after 10:30 or so here in NY, so it will be a crap shoot as to whether or not it is visible. If it is a full moon, it will definitely wipe out the MW, sorry.

As my luck goes, when I get the chance to go to dark skies, it is either cloudy or a full moon.???


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Jul 18, 2012 09:36 |  #1147

Thanks Joe! That's what I thought :cry: We're heading to Watkin Glens State park, our first camping trip. Was so excited about shooting the milky way till I checked my app :cry: Guess I'll make the best of it and shoot the moon.

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Once the moon rises, it usually kills the Milky Way as it is faint, unless you are in very dark skies. Also, it is better viewed after 10:30 or so here in NY, so it will be a crap shoot as to whether or not it is visible. If it is a full moon, it will definitely wipe out the MW, sorry.

As my luck goes, when I get the chance to go to dark skies, it is either cloudy or a full moon.???


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Jul 18, 2012 13:20 |  #1148

New moon about to take place, anyone with a good clear sky take advantage!




  
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Jul 19, 2012 10:41 |  #1149

Todd - I really like the 3 crosses shot!


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Jul 19, 2012 10:46 |  #1150

Thanks Jeff!




  
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Jul 23, 2012 11:05 as a reply to  @ Todd Lambert's post |  #1151

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Jul 23, 2012 11:16 |  #1152

You even picked up the blue componant of M20. :D




  
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Jul 23, 2012 13:28 as a reply to  @ Skul's post |  #1153

Pretty cool really, I like that a lot! I can't wait to be able to get a shot even half that.

Where did you have to drive to to be able to take it without any light pollution? (I'm close by, is the reason I ask) :)

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Jul 23, 2012 17:55 |  #1154

I wish I knew of some places to safely go at night up north here without basically having to stand on the side of the highway.

San Antonio's light pollution reaches out awfully far.


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Jul 23, 2012 22:03 |  #1155

VaiFanatic wrote in post #14758989 (external link)
I wish I knew of some places to safely go at night up north here without basically having to stand on the side of the highway.

San Antonio's light pollution reaches out awfully far.

Dark sky to your west - Garner State Park. I've never been there but the Map (link below) says it's fairly dark.
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