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Stars above.
« on: June 12, 2013, 09:02:02 AM »
Mid winter, southern hemisphere night sky.
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Stars above.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 09:28:38 AM »
Great shot. Nicely done.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 09:30:01 AM »
Beautiful shot.

I tried something similar with 8-15 mm fisheye, but I had too much light pollution from Margaret River (WA) Town nearby.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 06:19:56 PM »
Great shot. Nicely done.
Thanks Click.

Beautiful shot.

I tried something similar with 8-15 mm fisheye, but I had too much light pollution from Margaret River (WA) Town nearby.
Thanks wopbv4. I'm about an hours drive nth of Melbourne and faced a similar issue (light pollution). I did one shot at ISO 3200 but that just brought out the light pollution, rather than more stars (plus sensor noise). In LR I did increase the contrast and added a touch of NR.

In a month or so, I'll head down to Wilsons Prom Nat Park, which is a beaut location for a south facing sky. Then I'll try again :)
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 03:59:58 AM »
Last summer, there was no sleeping space left in our cabin in the mountains, so i took my sleeping bag outside...
The Zwischbergental is a remote valley in the southern part of switzerland, the mountainline is more or less the border to italy. the yellowish light pollution on the left side is Domodossola, Italy.
From 22:30PM till 2AM (where i woke up again and saw that clouds came in) my 600D, fitted with a borrowed Tokina 11-16, took some 30s exposures. I finally had time to do the movie. Enjoy!

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Sternenhimmel über dem Zwüschbi by SwissBear85, on Flickr

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 06:02:32 AM »
Last summer, there was no sleeping space left in our cabin in the mountains, so i took my sleeping bag outside...
The Zwischbergental is a remote valley in the southern part of switzerland, the mountainline is more or less the border to italy. the yellowish light pollution on the left side is Domodossola, Italy.
From 22:30PM till 2AM (where i woke up again and saw that clouds came in) my 600D, fitted with a borrowed Tokina 11-16, took some 30s exposures. I finally had time to do the movie. Enjoy!

Very nice shot. I love your video too. Nicely done.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 07:06:27 AM »
Wow, nice stuff SwissBear. Love the video and the clouds coming in at the end (with a moon rise I suspect). Very well done :)
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 08:33:11 AM »
Well done - love the video too :)
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 09:28:45 AM »
....... I had too much light pollution from Margaret River (WA) Town nearby.

That's a very manageable level of light pollution and easily processed out, based on the amount of detail visible in the Milky Way.  I visited Perth/Fremantle >30 years ago, I'll never forget the night skies. 

A couple of quick processing tutorials I put together for my astronomy club friends, specifically for dealing with moderate amounts of light pollution.  First one is for Photoshop, second for GIMP.

pbase(dot)com(slash)emagowan(slash)processing
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 12:15:37 PM »
....... I had too much light pollution from Margaret River (WA) Town nearby.

That's a very manageable level of light pollution and easily processed out, based on the amount of detail visible in the Milky Way.  I visited Perth/Fremantle >30 years ago, I'll never forget the night skies. 

A couple of quick processing tutorials I put together for my astronomy club friends, specifically for dealing with moderate amounts of light pollution.  First one is for Photoshop, second for GIMP.

pbase(dot)com(slash)emagowan(slash)processing
pbase(dot)com(slash)emagowan(slash)processing_with_gimp
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2013, 09:16:55 AM »
....... I had too much light pollution from Margaret River (WA) Town nearby.

That's a very manageable level of light pollution and easily processed out, based on the amount of detail visible in the Milky Way.  I visited Perth/Fremantle >30 years ago, I'll never forget the night skies. 

A couple of quick processing tutorials I put together for my astronomy club friends, specifically for dealing with moderate amounts of light pollution.  First one is for Photoshop, second for GIMP.

pbase(dot)com(slash)emagowan(slash)processing
pbase(dot)com(slash)emagowan(slash)processing_with_gimp
Thanks emag. I just tried the Photoshop example and the results are stunning. Thanks for the info :)
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2013, 05:51:52 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2013, 06:05:15 PM »
Milky Way over the Delicate Arch - Arches National Park - Moab, Utah


Awesome. Great shot!

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2013, 07:28:07 PM »
I love those shots with the Milky Way.  I have seen some stunning photos like that, but I have never seen the Milky Way like that myself.  Does it look that way to the naked eye, or is it only in the photos that it comes out.

(Sorry to post such a naive question, but I really want to learn how to do this).

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2013, 07:28:07 PM »