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More Stars! (From watching Perseid Shower)

 
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Aug 13, 2007 23:37 |  #1

Here are some shots I got off while watching the meteor shower last night. I think I caught the tail of one of them in one shot, but only in the corner. Besides that, its basically night photography. Here are some shots from the evening:

Taken at Sky Harbor road north of Fresno, CA by Table Mountain Casino
1) Facing North-ish

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2) Facing South over Millerton Lake. The light pollution is from Fresno
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3) This is the one with the faint trail at the bottom right corner
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4) This one was a little clearer, but no meteor
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The glow across the image is actually a mix of the light pollution and the Milky Way.

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Aug 14, 2007 00:17 |  #2

Wow I love that no 2 shot.


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Aug 14, 2007 00:19 as a reply to  @ Colyn's post |  #3

#2 is simply amazing!


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Aug 14, 2007 00:54 |  #4

#2 is breathtaking... wow.


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Aug 14, 2007 07:25 |  #5

I have to agree with everyone else. No 2 is absolutely amazing.


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Aug 14, 2007 07:38 |  #6

could You tell what was Your setup/settings for those photos?

I was also trying to take some photos of the mentioned metheor -shower, but got a lot of problems with that.

The biggest was the dew, which felt in love with the glass of my lens, but I think there is no simple solution to the problem.

What was Your camera settings? What was the aparature size, iso and time for Your photos? (of course cable release).

any tips?


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Aug 14, 2007 09:54 as a reply to  @ robgr85's post |  #7

Great shots (#2 is amazing) but where are the meteorites shooting across the sky.


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Aug 14, 2007 10:01 |  #8

#2 is a great shot.


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Aug 14, 2007 19:56 |  #9

Meteors were too hard to capture, haha. They appeared in random places and I couldn't capture any. I gave up trying after a few exposures.

robgr85, I didn't have a problem with dew because Fresno is very dry...even by the lake, haha. It also wasn't that cold, probably around 80 degrees out that night. I've heard you can buy those hand-warmers at sports stores and wrap your lens with those and a couple rubber bands. That will prevent the dew from sticking to the lens.

I used ISO 800, f/2.8-3.5, and exposures anywhere from 30-90 seconds. Much of my shots came out too dark, but since I shot in raw, I used Photoshop to raise the exposure, raise the shadows level, and raise the contrast. I found a lot of movement in the stars doing anything past 60 seconds, especially when using a telephoto lens, so I stuck to my kit lens after a while and just shot with that at 17mm and wide open. Wish I had a 10-22mm to really capture the whole sky!


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Aug 14, 2007 19:59 |  #10

Here are a couple more shots, this is as the sun was setting in my backyard. Sorry, no other good star shots

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Aug 14, 2007 20:51 |  #11

Hi!

I'm just back from my trip. The place is great, and I saw one very SPECTACULAR meteor, unfortunately my camera was shooting diffrent half of sky (the one was so long and so thick That I am sure I would capture it with camera set on iso 200 @ f/8) - maybe I will be able to catch another next time...

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Aug 14, 2007 22:15 |  #12

2nd shot is fantastic!
very nice


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