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Aug 09, 2011 16:31 |  #1

i always love looking up, im not very good at star shots...

top right of this picture is a line of 6 stars, with 3 under them...i tried to find a app or information but im not sure what this one is called :oops:

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Aug 09, 2011 20:32 |  #2

I've not tried it, but there is a site on Flickr that you load a image and it will ID stars for you.
since you are a Flickr member try that.


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Aug 09, 2011 21:40 |  #3

we'd need to know your location, direction you were shooting, degrees up from the horizon, and the time you took the picture




  
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Aug 10, 2011 03:57 |  #4

Thank you for the replies, ill get my gps out later and try and figure it all out!


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Aug 10, 2011 04:22 |  #5

Grab a copy of Stellarium and look back at what you were seeing, from where. It's free and essential software for someone like me who can't remember one star from another.




  
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Aug 10, 2011 04:34 |  #6

I just downloaded star walk for the Iphone 3gs.....

Amazing for somone like me who enjoys star watching but hasent got a clue what a M3 cluster is!

i can piggy back my iphone to my camera and tripod now and point at the sky and see what im roughly looking at! I have always wanted a nice telescope but never knew where to look, its a start for me!


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Aug 10, 2011 11:24 as a reply to  @ Cosha's post |  #7

If you join the astrometry group in Flickr, then you can send the photo to that group and in about an hour (depending on how busy they are), you will get details of the major stars.

It will look something like this:
https://secure.flickr.​com …5969162691/in/p​hotostream (external link)

I usually use Stellarium on my laptop and then I check what time and roughly which direction I was pointing at. It is nice to compare the photo that I took with what Stellarium shows.


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Aug 10, 2011 15:00 |  #8

naddieuk wrote in post #12910358 (external link)
If you join the astrometry group in Flickr, then you can send the photo to that group and in about an hour (depending on how busy they are), you will get details of the major stars.

It will look something like this:
https://secure.flickr.​com …5969162691/in/p​hotostream (external link)

I usually use Stellarium on my laptop and then I check what time and roughly which direction I was pointing at. It is nice to compare the photo that I took with what Stellarium shows.


Thats great thanks i just added my image! going to go pint my iphone at the direction i took it last night to try get more info on it!


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Aug 10, 2011 15:28 as a reply to  @ Cosha's post |  #9

Remove image due to my Superhuman powers :-)


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Aug 10, 2011 17:26 |  #10

Full marks for enthusiasm. :)
Perhaps not so many for the slight rearrangement of galaxies.


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Aug 11, 2011 02:13 |  #11

Hello, this is the blind astrometry solver. Your results are:
(RA, Dec) center:(296.981359481, 18.2988779286) degrees
(RA, Dec) center (H:M:S, D:M:S):(19:47:55.526, +18:17:55.961)
Orientation:154.71 deg E of N

Pixel scale:53.48 arcsec/pixel

Parity:Reverse ("Left-handed")
Field size :15.21 x 10.15 degrees

Your field contains:
The star γSge
The star δSge
The star αSge
The star βSge
The star 13Vul
The star 12Vul
The star 9Vul
The star ζSge
The star 17Vul
The star 4Vul
NGC 6820
NGC 6853 / Dumbbell nebula / M 27


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