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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2013, 09:49:03 AM »
Just passing through....

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 I'm looking at it on my phone,  but the road sign looks fake,  like it was copy and pasted.  I  know it wasn't,  but it does.
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« Reply #46 on: August 12, 2013, 06:53:10 PM »
I want to do some star trails, but I don't trust my wired shutter release... so I'm putting that on the back burner.  I wish I could just look up and see the north star... but they all look like as far as I'm concerned.
All you have to do is follow the instructions

Or... face true north (use a compass and factor in your magnetic declination for that area) and then look your latitude in degrees above the horizon. Polaris is not very impressive.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2013, 07:57:50 PM »
Weatherman said we were supposed to get a thunderstorm with a whole bunch of clouds so I decided NOT to take the 3 hour drive to dark sky territory I had planned.

Then just before midnight...the clouds VANISHED.

So I jumped in the car and booked it as far north as I could in an hour.

Not ideal, but fairly dark skies.

Played around for a few hours.

Below is a composite. About 18 or so meteors & the Milky Way.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2013, 08:13:41 PM »
Just passing through....

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 I'm looking at it on my phone,  but the road sign looks fake,  like it was copy and pasted.  I  know it wasn't,  but it does.
Its real. I took 3 pics in total. The first to calibrate the exposure for the stars. The second, is this one. The third, I moved the tripod closer to the sign. But the sign overwhelmed the image, plus, the flash lit up some of the trees in the background.

I probably spent more time getting there and setting up the camera, rather than actually taking the pic :)
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« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2013, 10:49:11 PM »
Living in western new york it is not easy to find places free of light pollution.


This is one of the best places on the east coast, probably not too far of a drive for you. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/cherrysprings/ Haven't been there myself but I do plan to go someday. Five hour drive for me and planning around the weather can be tough.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #50 on: August 12, 2013, 11:05:24 PM »
Milky way over Stonehenge WWII memorial in South-Central Washington:

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« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2013, 11:06:29 PM »
Living in western new york it is not easy to find places free of light pollution.


This is one of the best places on the east coast, probably not too far of a drive for you. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/cherrysprings/ Haven't been there myself but I do plan to go someday. Five hour drive for me and planning around the weather can be tough.


3.3 hours for me... I hate driving... Maybe if it was within an hour...  Maybe I can get the local camera club to carpool.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2013, 12:04:52 AM »
light pollution maps.... 

Just FYI, the definitive popular one is: http://www.jshine.net/astronomy/dark_sky/
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« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2013, 08:16:21 AM »
Milky way over Stonehenge WWII memorial in South-Central Washington:
Nice. What was the source of illumination on the memorial?

Beaut pics on your link :)
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2013, 08:24:25 AM »
Milky way over Stonehenge WWII memorial in South-Central Washington:
Nice. What was the source of illumination on the memorial?

Beaut pics on your link :)

 based on the color and the religious considerations,  I'm  going to guess it was the devil.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2013, 08:35:01 AM »
Milky way over Stonehenge WWII memorial in South-Central Washington:
Nice. What was the source of illumination on the memorial?

Beaut pics on your link :)

 based on the color and the religious considerations,  I'm  going to guess it was the devil.
LOL, that was my next guess :)
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2013, 10:33:03 AM »
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« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2013, 04:31:33 PM »
Milky way over Stonehenge WWII memorial in South-Central Washington:
Nice. What was the source of illumination on the memorial?

Beaut pics on your link :)

It was actually car brake lights!

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2013, 12:07:31 AM »
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania at night. The Southern Cross and Pointers are just above the mountains, center / bottom of pic.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2013, 03:26:33 AM »
Living in western new york it is not easy to find places free of light pollution.


This is one of the best places on the east coast, probably not too far of a drive for you. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/cherrysprings/ Haven't been there myself but I do plan to go someday. Five hour drive for me and planning around the weather can be tough.


3 hours....not too far....TY
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« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2013, 03:26:33 AM »