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#1 crowecg

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:49

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Shot this on Friday as I wasn't sure if the clear skies would last.  [70-300AFS on D7000]
 
Also tried a few other objects - this I believe is Saturn.
 

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Same set up, 300% crop.  Took me a while to convince myself that it really was that shape and not just motion blur - was I right??  Tried a few stars with the same settings and they stayed round.


#2 Dave Rosser

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 15:33


Also tried a few other objects - this I believe is Saturn.
 

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Same set up, 300% crop.  Took me a while to convince myself that it really was that shape and not just motion blur - was I right??  Tried a few stars with the same settings and they stayed round.

I don't think it's Saturn, my best guess is that it is the Andromeda Nebula, a galaxy like our own milky way which is due to collide with us in a few billion years.  See http://www.bbc.co.uk...ndromeda_galaxy



#3 Dave Rosser

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 15:52

I suddenly realised you were stood upside down :prankster: when you took the picture of Andromeda Galaxy.  It did not look quite as we see it here in the UK where we stand the right way up. :D   I had a quick look on my starry night programme and see it rises in the morning before dawn in Australia so if you took the picture in the evening I got it wrong.


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#4 crowecg

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:50

Andromeda wouldn't be visible at the time - but perhaps that could be my next target in a few months if it gets high enough in the sky.    I'm interested to see what I can manage without any special equipment.  

 

 

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I managed this shot of Jupiter with the same set up and a much slower shutter speed.  I also caught the transit of Venus a little while back, so maybe give Mercury and Mars a go to complete the easily spotted planets.  Unfortunately fainter objects will be difficult from my suburban back yard.  Also managed a couple of solar eclipses without destroying my camera.

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#5 Dave Rosser

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 16:57

Andromeda wouldn't be visible at the time - but perhaps that could be my next target in a few months if it gets high enough in the sky.    I'm interested to see what I can manage without any special equipment.  
 
 
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I managed this shot of Jupiter with the same set up and a much slower shutter speed.  I also caught the transit of Venus a little while back, so maybe give Mercury and Mars a go to complete the easily spotted planets.  Unfortunately fainter objects will be difficult from my suburban back yard.  Also managed a couple of solar eclipses without destroying my camera.

Nice one of Jupiter and its moons, about the sort of clarity I see through my wife's small Nikon spotting scope.

#6 Akira

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 22:51

The vague planet looks like Saturn to me: the ring, the planet and the space between them can be barely discernible.  Any Nikon 1 camera would be able to render it more clearly.

 

Please allow me to post my Super Moon shot.  Here in Tokyo, it had been rainy or cloudy all day on the 23nd.  But the cloud moved away from the moon only for 1-2 minutes, and I could capture this.  Ai Nikkor 400/5.6 IF ED on Sony NEX-5R.

 

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#7 Mexecutioner

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 23:09

Here's how it looked from LA, also at 400mm:

 

 

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#8 helioer

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 15:05

And that is how it looked from Finland (300/2.8 + TC20 E III)

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#9 crowecg

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 22:36

Hey, you guys have got it upside down! :)  :D



#10 Akira

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 23:49

Hey, crowecg, there is no upside or downside in the space!  :D


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:59

Hey, crowecg, there is no upside or downside in the space!  :D

Don't worry, this is how Brits and Aussies/New Zealanders talk to each other.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:57

.dnatsrednu I ,yakO


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 15:25

:)  :)  :)






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