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    The Stars and The Moon

    Thought of starting a new thread on the captures of the stars and the moon and perhaps on meteors as well.

    Let me start off with the stars.



    shot at 30sec and can see a lot of light polution from a nearby lighting.

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    Whoa, great equipment you have, mick! Full Frame DSLR.....the stuff of my dreams!

    You've nicely caught the Auriga, Taurus and part of the Orion Constellations. Pretty handy, that 24mm lens.

    More, more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FineTuned
    ........You've nicely caught the Auriga, Taurus and part of the Orion Constellations.........
    aiks, should have removed the exif data .........anyway, that FF camera is not mine and was loaned to me by Canon after my camera crashed. taken with a 24-105 lens at 24mm. indeed, the details that a FF camera captures is amazing and it is more than what the naked eyes can see but oledi returned to Canon . now kena poisoned already after playing with it for a week....

    anyway, this was taken on my trip to taiwan on the only clear night in the whole week. i knew you can identify some of the clusters...respect man. having said that, can tell me which is where?

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    Taken at sunset driving down Sequoia Nat'l Park.
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    just for you, mick!


    lady, was about to ask you where the giants were....then I saw your other thread. The moon was a great inclusion, made all the diff to the pic.

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    walau eh FT, tabik^3........never knew there is so much up there that can be captured with a basic camera........now where is my fisheye and clear skies....

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    Hi FT, not much of a moon these days but it is getting bigger for sure. Also much colder out there now.
    I think i should print out the picture that u labeled so i wont be staring at the sky wondering what i'm looking at. I am sooooo clueless and can barely remember names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lady-o-leisure
    I think i should print out the picture.....
    Unfortunately, I wouldn't advise it...printing out a night sky photo on your inkjet will really, really drain your black ink!

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    one on the moon during the eclipse earlier this year......waited hours and donated lots of blood to the mossies for just a small shadow on the bottom left


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    another shot of the moon at around 4:30 in the afternoon


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    Lovely afternoon shot of the Moon there, Mick!

    There was a Mars-Moon conjunction last Thurday evening at 6.35 pm. Unfortunately I missed it, being stuck in the infamous Jalan Kewajipan/Summit crawl. Did you happen to have shot it?

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    tx FT for the compliments. i didn't get a chance to shoot last thursday as i was also stuck in a jam.

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    The Moon, Scorpio and .....?



    This morning, at 6.10:18 am sharp, the ISS emerged out of the earth's shadow into the constellation of Scorpius, zoomed over my house and then crashed into the USJ10 Taipan skyline. While the Moon watched gleefully from the grandstand.

    BTW, the Moon had a huge halo this morning. That overexposed white globe to the middle right is the halo with the moon lost inside!

    Techspecs:- 1 minute exposure, ISO80, f/3.3, FL 25mm (35mm equivalent).

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    a crescent

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    the sky is ok clear tonight and saw a big bright object just below west and quite low in the horizon. not many visible stars around it.


    that bright object is at the bottom left of this pic


    turned the camera to south and there are more faintly visible stars



    got to remove those trees and street lights!!!!

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