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Nov 09, 2015 03:43 |  #2701

Guys im so happy right now! Since almost two years im having bad luck with trying to get a milkyway shot, because either clouds messed it up for me or the situation wasnt right to go out of town. The problem is that i have at least a 2 hour drive somewhere to nowhere to get acceptable dark skies and a cloudless night in switzerland is not happening every day...

But i finally got a few ones that i really like :D My first milkyway shot:

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Nov 09, 2015 07:13 |  #2702

Nice one!




  
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Nov 09, 2015 07:30 |  #2703

Jakaph1 wrote in post #17777155 (external link)
Nice one!

Thank you very much!

Do you guys have any tips in PP to make the milkyway stand out a little more?


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Nov 09, 2015 12:30 |  #2704

davidfarina wrote in post #17777047 (external link)
Guys im so happy right now! Since almost two years im having bad luck with trying to get a milkyway shot, because either clouds messed it up for me or the situation wasnt right to go out of town. The problem is that i have at least a 2 hour drive somewhere to nowhere to get acceptable dark skies and a cloudless night in switzerland is not happening every day...

But i finally got a few ones that i really like :D My first milkyway shot:

Congrats! I love the light in the foreground and the thin clouds. Lovely shot.


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Nov 09, 2015 13:36 |  #2705

virginie24jb wrote in post #17777472 (external link)
Congrats! I love the light in the foreground and the thin clouds. Lovely shot.

Thanks! Had to wait about 2 hours until the clouds went away to let me capture the MW. First i damned the clouds but i think they added quite a bit to the shot.


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Nov 09, 2015 13:58 |  #2706

I asked this elsewhere on POTN but this is probably the better place to ask. When shooting sunrises and sunsets I use the photographers ephemeris so that I can check the position that the sun will be in at those times depending on the time of year etc.

Is there a similar thing for the milky way? I.e. there's a location I want to shoot a milkyway photo so that the milkyway is rising out of the top of a pointy mountain but I have no clue how to calculate when the milkyway will be in the correct position. Is there a website or app that can tell me this?

EDIT - someone in the sony forum helped me out. This is what I was after - http://www.photopills.​com …ng-2d-map-centric-planner (external link)


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Nov 09, 2015 14:46 |  #2707

xpfloyd wrote in post #17777563 (external link)
I asked this elsewhere on POTN but this is probably the better place to ask. When shooting sunrises and sunsets I use the photographers ephemeris so that I can check the position that the sun will be in at those times depending on the time of year etc.

Is there a similar thing for the milky way? I.e. there's a location I want to shoot a milkyway photo so that the milkyway is rising out of the top of a pointy mountain but I have no clue how to calculate when the milkyway will be in the correct position. Is there a website or app that can tell me this?

EDIT - someone in the sony forum helped me out. This is what I was after - http://www.photopills.​com …ng-2d-map-centric-planner (external link)

Im using photopills! Althought the only time i could have made use of it (first time ive shot the MW) i had no battery left on my phone hahaha. However, for my luck i knew that here in switzerland the Mw will be in the east and luckily i had a compass


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Nov 09, 2015 16:06 as a reply to  @ xpfloyd's post |  #2708

I also use Stellarium to show when and where the milky way will be at a given date and time.

You can fast forward the time to show a future date and then you just need a nice spot facing the right way and the weather to play ball :)


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Nov 09, 2015 16:41 as a reply to  @ gaabnz's post |  #2709

Yes. Stellarium is great for that. I also use it for any astronomical target I'm considering to see when it'll be in the best part of the sky for me to shoot.




  
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Nov 09, 2015 18:03 |  #2710

Another vote for PhotoPills.

I use Stellarium as well, on the laptop, but PhotoPills is always there on the phone.


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Nov 09, 2015 23:33 |  #2711

Another vote for Stellarium...both on PC and mobile.




  
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Nov 14, 2015 21:49 |  #2712

GoSkyWatch here :)

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Nov 17, 2015 07:00 |  #2713


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Nov 18, 2015 05:03 |  #2715

Wow awesome. Really want to integrate this sort of thing into our wedding photos. A wedding blogroll with a final milkway landscape shot would be awesome. We need the right venue in the right locations first!


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