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Dec 14, 2012 17:40 as a reply to  @ post 15366759 |  #76

I haven't heard anyone talk about it so I figured it was not as good as the last one was it back in Nov? I had to be to work at 2 Am so unable to go but given what I've seen here I did not miss out on much?




  
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Dec 14, 2012 18:32 |  #77

lawdog2k wrote in post #15366007 (external link)
I took a stab at some meteors. Never did night stuff before and that pesky infinity on the 17-40…I figured you twisted focus ring to the extreme…not so, evidently. Anyways, here is one of my better crappy ones. I figured out focus a little later, but clouds rolled in.

I did 30 second f/8 at 17mm and iso 400 every one minute. I am going to play around some more with night photography. It's pretty cool! I liked watching the stars and clouds move as i went through my pics...


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lawdog2k,that's a plane man :-) I got plenty if those last night.




  
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Dec 14, 2012 18:36 as a reply to  @ mikeCL's post |  #78

Took couple dozen last night, it was really cold and windy and i wasn't prepared.....brrrrrr..​... -15 Deg C. this is my best (only) meteor shot... it was an amazing show though we just sat in the car (with the heat on) and admired the show for an hour, I figure I saw between 50-70....

At 33 this was my first ever meteor show...I was very excited!


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Dec 14, 2012 19:00 |  #79

gwest77 wrote in post #15367757 (external link)
lawdog2k,that's a plane man :-) I got plenty if those last night.


Well, poop. I have some more with shorter streaks in the sky. That was the best, if I remember right. What a beautiful long streak of a not a meteor. :)


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Dec 14, 2012 19:12 as a reply to  @ lawdog2k's post |  #80

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Don't feel bad I didn't get any, but I did get some nice pic's of the Big Dipper and Saturn rising this morn. How do youguys get such big nice photos posted with out going over the size limit at the forum ?




  
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Dec 14, 2012 19:33 |  #81

According to the rules....Image must fit in 1024 pixels by 1024 pixels box.


When I export, I put limit image to 1000 on the long edge. That gets me in the limits. How are you resizing your images? Also, if you upload to Flickr, you can pick the share size to paste in here.


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Dec 14, 2012 19:47 |  #82

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I use photobucket but think I can do the same thing there.Most times I use Photoshop to work with my pic's. I also shoot large format unless I'm using the Canon Digital Pro software then I'll shoot RAW.




  
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Dec 14, 2012 20:00 |  #83

I didn't see a single one last night. LP All my neighbors think they need to light up the night.
Did get this though.

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Dec 14, 2012 20:30 |  #84

My best 3 shots. Got 9 frames with meteors out of 666 shots over 3 hrs.

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Dec 14, 2012 21:13 as a reply to  @ archer1960's post |  #85

Capture from the Geminid Meteor Shower last night.

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Dec 14, 2012 21:24 |  #86

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Facing west late!

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Dec 14, 2012 21:25 |  #87

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Even later. Too Many Clouds for Geminids but a beautiful sky none the less.

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Dec 14, 2012 21:45 |  #88

I got a few last night. My two favorites:

1. Canon t2i, kit lens, 15 second exposure, 18mm at f/4, ISO3200. Airplane (dotted line) in upper left, meteor just below it to the right, satellite in bottom right:

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Dec 15, 2012 03:28 |  #89

This was the only meteor I was able to capture. I saw probably close to 50 shooting stars, but only 1 was in frame while I was shooting apparently. It was very cloudy where I was as you can see from my video. It had a 20 second exposure, and unfortunately, it went right through a cloud... I also put together a time lapse of the night, and this shot makes an appearance VERY briefly:

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Dec 15, 2012 06:29 |  #90

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This is from about 350 photos, taken at 6 seconds each. Captured a few goodies in there...

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aparis99, your shutter had to be open a lot longer than 6 sec. for star trails like that.
Or are you using image stacking ?




  
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