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Jan 25, 2009 23:36 |  #1

Hi all. I am back from the trip up to the rooftop of Australia.

It was a perfect night, camped under the stars on the summit of Mount Kosciusko. The temp was nice, the sky was crystal clear and DARK! I saw Andromeda naked-eye for the first time in my life.

I got no sleep, but about 600-odd frames from 10:40pm to about 5:20am this morning, AUSTRALIA DAY.

Myself and two friends were alone up there all night. About thre-ish this morning, I noticed lights in groups coming up through the valley from Charlottes Pass. Several people turned up with their LED lights blaring just before dawn, at which point I shot down the path to greet them and ask as nicely as I could, if they could please turn them off and move to the side of my feild of view. They were all very nice about it. I even got to point out what I think was the international space station passing to the south. Man it was bright! Caught heaps of meteorites all night too.

As the dawn cracked over the horizon through smoke from distant fires, someone started singing, "Advance Australia Fair" at which point others joined in. It was an iconic moment. Others turned up later with a big Australian flag and waved it around.

After 18 kilometers on foot with 30 kilograms worth of camera and computer, food, water etc, I am home and absolutely STUFFED, with sore shoulders, legs and big blisters on my feet. IT WAS WORTH IT!

I am now going to sleep before even attempting to put the frames together in the time-lapse. Stay tuned!

Until then, good-ni..........zzzzzzzzzz​zzzzz

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Jan 26, 2009 04:25 |  #2

Awesome trip.


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Jan 26, 2009 06:55 |  #3

Can't wait to see the results.

PS - you have sensor dust ;)


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Jan 26, 2009 07:43 as a reply to  @ troypiggo's post |  #4

Happy Australia Day!

What's the altitude up there?


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Jan 26, 2009 19:55 |  #5

troypiggo wrote in post #7189295 (external link)
Can't wait to see the results.

PS - you have sensor dust ;)

Yeah, I know. I have to get a rocket blower...

Altitude is about 2200 metres above seal level I think.


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Jan 27, 2009 16:55 as a reply to  @ A.S.I.G.N. Observatory's post |  #6

Up again till 4:30 this morning processing. I hate premiere elements.....

Sooooooo tired....

Here it is. Finished! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Feb 02, 2009 22:01 as a reply to  @ post 7227161 |  #7

I love the sky without light pollution :)




  
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Feb 02, 2009 22:18 |  #8

had a quick question with this timelapse video you took: The world still turns while you sleep

With the stock kit lens, how did you pick up so many stars in the sky. Also with 30 sec exposures how did it not become almost star trails?
Just amazed with how many stars are seen.


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Feb 03, 2009 00:30 |  #9

siddr20 wrote in post #7242343 (external link)
had a quick question with this timelapse video you took: The world still turns while you sleep

With the stock kit lens, how did you pick up so many stars in the sky. Also with 30 sec exposures how did it not become almost star trails?
Just amazed with how many stars are seen.

Well, 30 seconds and even 40 seconds seems to be the magic number at this magnification without noticeable trails. If I zoomed in, then they would be a lot more prominent.

I picked up so many stars through low light pollution and clear skies. All in all, good seeing.

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