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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2010, 06:42:46 PM »

Been taking some awesome pictures, including some of the stars in the night sky. As a lifetime Chicagoan awesome star-filled country skies are incredible to me.

I'll share some pics when I get back.

I'd love to see that. Living in Vancouver I couldn't see much at all. Victoria, you can see more, but my favorite has to be on some random Greek island and you could really see the Milky Way.

I have never tried astrophotography but I feel like I should - since I study astronomy and all. :P
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« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2010, 06:55:16 PM »

Yeah I live in Chicago too and the night sky si a goddamn stranger to me, which is a shame because I love Astronomy.

Heres a brilliant picture:
http://www.hoedlshaven.com/ADVENTURESINNATURE/DVMARATHON/DeathValleyNightSky.jpg
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« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2010, 07:35:36 PM »

Been taking some awesome pictures, including some of the stars in the night sky. As a lifetime Chicagoan awesome star-filled country skies are incredible to me.

I'll share some pics when I get back.

I'd love to see that. Living in Vancouver I couldn't see much at all. Victoria, you can see more, but my favorite has to be on some random Greek island and you could really see the Milky Way.

I have never tried astrophotography but I feel like I should - since I study astronomy and all. :P

I borrowed my friends SLR but i don't have a remote to use for an exposure longer than 30s. I took some last night (my 1st attempt) and a few turned out great as far as I can tell looking at the preview screen on the camera.

Looking at the sky all the stars look white. In the picture there are some red, blue, and oranges.

It's amazing, you can even see fucking orbiting satelites. I shit you not. From looking at some quick astronomy sites I guess there will also be some comet later this week, nothing as extreme as Haley's thouhg.

The real killer on this trip is that for some reason my PSP won't charge here. I guess Ys 7 will have to wait.... Well good thing I brought my DS and can make some progress in DQ IV and Strange Journey.
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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2010, 03:49:56 AM »


This is a great pic. I have it on my old desktop... might even have it in color, ha.

I love the hi-es pics/telescopes strong enough where you can see the star's colors. The other week I looked at a binary system through a telescope with a blue and a yellow/orange star. I have yet to see comets and satellites for myself, but what I'd really love to see is a supernova.

....And I just realized I don't have a DS anymore. Fuck. :P
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« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2010, 12:40:49 AM »

Been taking some awesome pictures, including some of the stars in the night sky. As a lifetime Chicagoan awesome star-filled country skies are incredible to me.

I'll share some pics when I get back.

I'd love to see that. Living in Vancouver I couldn't see much at all. Victoria, you can see more, but my favorite has to be on some random Greek island and you could really see the Milky Way.

I have never tried astrophotography but I feel like I should - since I study astronomy and all. :P


Very underwhelming once I converted it to a jpeg and put it on photobucket. It looks good on the screen in raw and tiff but here you go anyway



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« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2010, 12:54:18 AM »

Actually, are you kidding, it looks great IMO. I see the Pleiades which I could NEVER see in Vancouver, so when I went to the rooftop at UVic and saw it, I was shocked. :) And Cassiopeia, I think, and... okay I admit it I suck at constellations. Your photo is really good though.
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« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2010, 01:01:41 AM »

I'll post another one where there is some planet (you can make out a moon, I'll crop it up and zoom the fuck in).

I want to believe it's mars but we tried looking to see on a astronomy site. No luck there.

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« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2010, 01:09:36 AM »

Here you go!



In the southern sky:



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« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2010, 01:23:24 AM »

It would have to be Jupiter or Mars. Jupiter is visible throughout the night but apparently Mars is more early..ish evening (it set at 7:23 PM tonight for example). Depends on the time you took the pic, in any case.

By the color I'm inclined to think it's Mars, Jupiter is more pale. But by the three fuzzy things around it, I think Jupiter. Mars has only two moons, and they're small. Jupiter's 4 Galiliean ones can be easily seen when I look through a telescope. It's neat that you can make out moons on your pic too.
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« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2010, 01:41:38 AM »

It would have to be Jupiter or Mars. Jupiter is visible throughout the night but apparently Mars is more early..ish evening (it set at 7:23 PM tonight for example). Depends on the time you took the pic, in any case.

By the color I'm inclined to think it's Mars, Jupiter is more pale. But by the three fuzzy things around it, I think Jupiter. Mars has only two moons, and they're small. Jupiter's 4 Galiliean ones can be easily seen when I look through a telescope. It's neat that you can make out moons on your pic too.

I probably took the pics at 9 or 10.

Thanks for your input! While these are hardly remarkable pictures compared to what you can find in 1s on google it was a ton of fun to take a picture of the night sky and I think this is a good 1st attempt.

Now I'm back in gloomy, hazy old Chicago.

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« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2010, 02:07:57 AM »

No prob :) Don't forget that the stuff you find on Google is most often taken by the really big telescopes - Hubble, Keck, Gemini, etc. So it's gonna be hard to get photos as good as those, haha. I enjoyed looking at yours though.

Last week I saw Andromeda, which honestly, I thought was a global cluster at first. Also saw something that was two binary systems orbiting each other, which was completely weird, but cool. And finally checked out the huge new telescope at UVic. That thing is incredible.
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« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2010, 02:18:15 AM »

You can get amazing pictures with smaller telescopes and cameras, but you need long exposure times.
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« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2010, 10:57:48 AM »

long exposure time isn't necessarily the answer. Even w/ 30s exposure time there's some motion blur from the rotation of the earth.

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« Reply #43 on: October 18, 2010, 12:59:02 PM »

Exactly what Yoda said. Which in itself makes for neat pictures


But you still won't get Hubble/Keck etc. quality.
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« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2010, 12:43:59 AM »

Or:

Just dug out a big asshole in the back my parents house. Hard asswork.

Seriously dude...

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