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Dec 13, 2012 20:28 as a reply to  @ post 15364206 |  #31

Mosca,
That's how my luck has been going all night. I'm missing them while waiting on the camera to process shots or by sitting in here taking breaks warming up :-)




  
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Dec 13, 2012 20:33 as a reply to  @ post 15364206 |  #32

I've been shooting wide open at ISO 400 for 30 seconds, but I'm getting "long" stars, hehe, might try and dial it back to 20-25 tonight.

Combination of light pollution and clouds is what killed me. I'm hoping tonight is clearer.


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Dec 13, 2012 20:34 |  #33

I'm going to give it a whirl with my 10-22


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Dec 13, 2012 21:00 as a reply to  @ bamatt's post |  #34

Darosk,
Try ISO 400 for 15 seconds and see if you don't get some good nice shoots with no trails.




  
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Dec 13, 2012 21:01 as a reply to  @ gwest77's post |  #35

bamatt,
That 60D is a nice camera, wish I had the $$$$$$ for one :-)




  
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Dec 13, 2012 21:05 |  #36

I'm about to head out somewhere, maybe get a quick nap in first since I have to work tomorrow. I just have to get a bit away from Chicago to get some decent sky. If I didn't have to work tomorrow, I might just drive out to Ottawa or something now for this.

Edit: I just looked outside and some clouds have moved in. If it clears up, I'll try shooting in my back yard, but I don't think I'll be going anywhere for this. I'm only in the suburbs, so the light isn't so bad. Hopefully I'll still be able to see something.


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Dec 13, 2012 21:26 |  #37

gwest77 wrote in post #15364224 (external link)
Mosca,
That's how my luck has been going all night. I'm missing them while waiting on the camera to process shots or by sitting in here taking breaks warming up :-)

I'm heading out around midnight, and I think I'm going to leave the camera at home. If this is anything like the Leonids of 1998, this is going to be amazing, and I don't want to be interrupted by my machinery. I'll look at others' photos of it. A spectacular meteor shower is once in a lifetime, and I might get to see my second one.


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Dec 13, 2012 21:45 as a reply to  @ Mosca's post |  #38

Here's one I think...not the lower streak which is obviously an airplane, but slightly above it.

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Dec 13, 2012 21:47 as a reply to  @ NovaTJ's post |  #39

Looks like one to me. I have one kind of like that from our last meteor shower.




  
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Dec 13, 2012 21:51 as a reply to  @ gwest77's post |  #40

Just got this one. Changed exposure time to 20 seconds and this was a test shot....:D

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Dec 13, 2012 22:03 |  #41

We have thick high clouds move in so i can see jupiter but it's so fuzzy i just barely can see it so i probably would not be able to even see anything here now .




  
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Dec 13, 2012 22:05 |  #42

Just checked , total overcast and rain clouds moving in so thats it for tonight . Good night all .




  
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Dec 13, 2012 22:10 as a reply to  @ Celestron's post |  #43

Goodnight Ron, it's past my bedtime too, but this kind of clear night doesn't happen very often here and....hey! Just got part of another one!

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Dec 13, 2012 22:18 as a reply to  @ NovaTJ's post |  #44

Good going Nova TJ,
I'm giving up also, my lens keeps fogging up, humidity to high and it's 37 outside. I know it's not my gear,I've had it outside since 5pm. Maybe I'll try in the morn, maybe not. There will still be tomorrow night though.




  
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Dec 13, 2012 22:23 as a reply to  @ post 15364135 |  #45

Just joined this forum - moments ago since I found it.... I am very much a novice and trying to figure out what are the best settings for the geminids tonight... trying to follow what people have suggested. I have a 60D with a kit lens... suggestions??? Thx




  
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