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Souter and the night stars

Post by curly » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:21 am

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My latest offering on my photoblog, which seems to be gathering rave reviews, I'm particularly pleased with this 15 second exposure, which was just an experiment to see how the technique goes, really I'd love to be able to produce a starfield like this one!

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Post by ralph » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:18 am

Good result there Curley. It demonstrates what I said on the 'Conjuction' thread, that with the exposure needed to record the stars, they appear as lines - the longer the exposure, the longer the line, which begs the question, (on the link example you have given of the Milky Way taken in the USA I believe), the stars appear as dots of various sizes, not short lines, and glowing to various degrees, and there's what appears to be a meteorite streaking across the sky - how was it managed? A very high ISO plus plenty of photoshop treatment? Any ideas?

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Post by sherri » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:58 am

I really love the colours in that photo.

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Post by Globalmyths » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:01 am

GREAT COLOURS, GREAT PHOTO, yes I was shouting but it was a photo worth shouting about.
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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by sless » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:33 pm

i will just keep an eye out for it on facebook
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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by Blue... » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:00 pm

ralph wrote:Good result there Curley. It demonstrates what I said on the 'Conjuction' thread, that with the exposure needed to record the stars, they appear as lines - the longer the exposure, the longer the line, which begs the question, (on the link example you have given of the Milky Way taken in the USA I believe), the stars appear as dots of various sizes, not short lines, and glowing to various degrees, and there's what appears to be a meteorite streaking across the sky - how was it managed? A very high ISO plus plenty of photoshop treatment? Any ideas?
Ralph… as I said in the other thread… there’s not enough time exposure for earth movement to cause that blur and/lines… we’d all fall over dizzy if it was moving that fast…

I would assume curly had a tripod… he may have had it wound up which can make them unsteady… he could have possibly had the lens zoomed which can amplify any movement.. such as the shutter going off… at 82mm of focal length, if he was using a small lens then that was zoomed right up there… but only curly knows what lens he was using..

i've been working on this myself over the last couple of nights and with the same exposure times only the zoomed pictures have the lag lines... im sure its camera shake..

I like the pic curly… =D>
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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by Mr Smith » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:25 pm

Blue, the circumference of the earth is almost 25.000 miles, it does a full
rotation in twenty four hours, so one has to assume that it is rotating at
just over 1.000 miles per hour at the equator and faster at other points.. :wink:
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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by Blue... » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:28 pm

Mr Smith wrote:just over 1.000 miles per hour at the equator and faster at other points.. :wink:
mr smith... how fast are you spinning if you are standing at the north pole... ?
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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by Blue... » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:39 pm

check this out :-k

zoomed out

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zoomed in

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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by Mr Smith » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:05 pm

I've seen enough stars for one day, banged my head when I was cleaning my car. I'm left with a
big red bloody mark on my brow, got no sympathy of anyone. :(
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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by andysfootball » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:25 pm

did you do much damage to the car?
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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by ralph » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:27 pm

Blue, The Flat Earth Society should take comfort from your photo, it's shows that these two planets are flat, but tilted at an angle. :lol:

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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by Mr Smith » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:25 am

andysfootball wrote:did you do much damage to the car?
I can't tell until my vision gets back to normal and my eyes uncross. :(
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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by curly » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:14 am

Blue the lens was set at 28mm, enough to capture the rotation of the earth or sky, I've been corresponding with Scott Schilling who I linked to, and he told me used a 12mm ultra wide lens. This lens threw the stars further back, hence giving the perception that they had been frozen in time. Just as you demonstrate in your two shots, when zoomed in you can see the motion.
I guess I need to save up mega bucks to freeze the stars using such a longish exposure and high iso speed.

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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by ralph » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:50 am

Ah, so that's the explanation, Thanks for that Curly.

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Re: Souter and the night stars

Post by Globalmyths » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:02 pm

ralph wrote:Blue, The Flat Earth Society should take comfort from your photo, it's shows that these two planets are flat, but tilted at an angle. :lol:
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