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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:25 pm 
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OK, thanks popo;)

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Had a quick look out of the window when it got dark to see if there was anything out there? Nope. No sooner did I shut my patio door did I see a bright streak go by, followed seconds later by another one! Ok! Took the camera out with fisheye, pointed it upwards with 30 sec exposures and... nothing! I saw two faint ones on the edge of my vision in the next 10 minutes or so, before I decided I'm late for bed.

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Tried slightly different processing on this one, brings out the milky way more than before. The only one I caught on camera tonight on the right. I did get a light trail of a low flying plane. I'm under a military flight path.

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Consider me defeated for tonight. I'm off to bed soon. With just over half an hour outside and two cameras going, I got a grand total of ZERO captured photographically. I saw two, and thought I got the 2nd one, but I can't find it. Maybe it is too faint to make it through the captured light pollution. I guess I'm done unless I get a bout of insomnia.

Anyone else having more luck?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:49 am 
Sweet dreams Popo, I'm going to try, it's 23h45 here in Canada, best time would be around 3 in the morning. So I'm going to bed now...
But first I'm going to watch the tutorial again to make sure I know the bloody hell I'm doing at 3 in the morning. 8)


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I got woken up around 4am, so I stuck my head out of the window. There was a thin layer of cloud/haze masking all but the brightest stars so I decided it wasn't worth it...

If anyone did stay up for it I guess they'll be sleeping in right now :D Hope to see other people with luck posting later.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:42 am 
I'm still up, so are the stars, I saw many particules smashing in the atmosphere.... none captured in my camera
Just to let you know how clear it's over here
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It's my first time shooting the sky.... :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:58 am 
After 2 long hours I got one, my first ever in the black box.
Sure I'll be tired for the BBQ tomorrow... here it is.
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Focal length 24mm
Exposure 10sec
f/5.0
ISO 800


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:08 am 
Nice catch, lowliferider :D
Especially since it was in such a short exposure.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:58 pm 
Thank you... I tried different settings (ISO, exposure time)
Looking threw all my shots, I caught 3 Perseid, very faint
I preferred the 10 seconds exposure with a higher ISO (800), I tried the 1600 iso, but that was not good (too much noise, yes it's a Sony).
I saw many many Perseid, one of them was very long and bright.
It was a great celestial show.


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