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Southern night sky (#2 of 2)

Southern night sky (#2 of 2)

Viewed from my garden (4.28 am, 8 December, 2007) looking almost due south at an elevation of 50 degrees using the Nikkor 50 mm, f/1.8 lens. This is a first effort at photographing the night sky with a view to learning more about stars visible from my little patch.

Star location and identification was made using the Stellarium desktop planetarium (see location image, below and next).

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Soenda20-Feb-2008 21:22
While several months late to the party, I'm delighted to discover Planetarium Merlotadl. I was momentarily confused to think I saw the Pleiades. And then it turned out that indeed I had. I'm amazed at the sharpness for a 15-second exposure. I can't help feeling envious of how free from light pollution your own back yard is. I hope it will serve as staging area for many more photos as the stars move through the seasons. I'm looking forward to it!
Monique Laguë09-Jan-2008 20:19
great shot. Excellent exposure.
Jay Levin18-Dec-2007 23:15
Very cool work, Brian. I like the trees in the image. Vote
Andrew Vincent18-Dec-2007 09:36
Vicky has a friend at her work with a telescope that they can attach there 400D to. Interesting what can be done now-a-days. Nice star scape Brian, like the inclusion of the trees. VOTE!
Enny18-Dec-2007 09:20
very interesting work, excellent job.
Nick Powell18-Dec-2007 08:04
Excellent exposure, well captured Brian. V
Paco López18-Dec-2007 07:07
Wonderful!!!! V!
crina.18-Dec-2007 06:57
great - this must be the start for a new project from you?? Well done. V
Char18-Dec-2007 04:09
Hi Brian,
You did an exceptional job on this composition! Great details and wonderful capture. Thanks for the guide. I found it very interesting to go back and forth looking at your shot and the one below it. \/
Cindi Smith18-Dec-2007 02:41
How cool! I am going to have to try this....15 seconds huh?
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