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Aug 03, 2016 17:30 |  #1

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Aug 05, 2016 10:49 |  #2

Very nice... you've got Corona Borealis (the "Northern Crown"), a bit of Boötes, part of Hercules, part of Ophiuchus in the shot.

If the camera had been pointed just a tiny bit higher then you would have captured the globular cluster M13 (aka the "Hercules Cluster") a tight ball of stars that orbits the Milky Way galaxy in a kind of halo region and is home to about 200,000 stars all in one tight spot.




  
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Aug 05, 2016 20:35 |  #3

Nice. Got a similar shot myself a couple of weeks ago il post, hope you dont mind...


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Very new to the whole night photography side of things. Just messing about really, but i liked this one...

Im just hoping TCampell will tell me what i have in mine!  :p Googled the Hercules cluster. That's something else!



  
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Aug 06, 2016 14:35 |  #4

twists n turns wrote in post #18087678 (external link)
Nice. Got a similar shot myself a couple of weeks ago il post, hope you dont mind...


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Very new to the whole night photography side of things. Just messing about really, but i liked this one...

Im just hoping TCampell will tell me what i have in mine!  :p Googled the Hercules cluster. That's something else!

You essentially captured the same part of the sky, but with a lower focal length lens - so you have a larger area of sky in your image.

Here's the view of sky in your image:


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The globular cluster M3 and M5 are both in your image. M3 is probably behind the clouds, but I actually do *see* M5 in the image. M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, is also in your image but appears to be obstructed by clouds. M13, the Hercules cluster, is just a bit outside the frame (off the top edge.)

If you point your camera to the North-East at around 11pm (or later) and you have reasonably dark skies then you should *easily* be able to image the Andromeda Galaxy.

Andromeda is huge -- not just in the sense that it's bigger than our own galaxy -- but also in the sense of how much of the sky it occupies. It's about 3º wide. The full-moon is about 1/2º wide. That makes the Andromeda galaxy roughly 6x wider than the width of the full moon!



  
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Aug 08, 2016 03:37 as a reply to  @ TCampbell's post |  #5

Thanks man! Great info. Def going to have more of a crack at night photos.




  
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