Twinkle, Twinkle

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  • #418911

    Robert Apple
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    Its been a verly long time since we had an astro photography throwdown.

    I posted this in trees as well so yes it is a repeat though this throw down was my original plan for it.
    Shot deep in the pine forest of the bighorn mountains between the tree tops at around 9000 feet there was no light pollution and a crystal clear night,this was only¬† a 15 second exposure and I still managed to catch 5 meteorites and there wasn’t even a meterorite storm. The brightest object in the upper center is the international space station. The colors were very vibrant up there and could clearly be seen with the naked eye.

    Night Sky in the Bighorns

  • #418973

    Tobie
    Moderator

    Nice! A reminder of how insignificant we are!

  • #418977

    Tobie
    Moderator

    Went to Sutherland 3 weeks ago. Sutherland is home of the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere (SALT) and among the largest in the world.¬† We slept over on a farm and the owner had a huge telescope for the guest’s use. Unfortunately it was full moon so our timing was horribly wrong as far as star gazing is concerned. So I did the 2nd best thing – got out my D600 and Tamron 150-600 G2…

    moon

    • #419011

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Nice Tobie, can you photograph through the telescope there?

  • #418979

    Rob Eyers
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    Less than ideal conditions but gave it a go anyway.

  • #418980

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    From a couple of years ago…reprocessed.

  • #418981

    Rob Eyers
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    Tobie this one was taken at almost full moon in the Yucatan Mexico. I find the different viewing angle, from there to where you are, interesting.

    • #419012

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Nice Detail Rob, I almost prefer a little shadow versus a full moon. Like the two above as well.

  • #418992

    P71
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  • #419014

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Guess I will moon you all as well.

    January 2018’s Super Moon. Shot with a 1000mm rusian military lens supposedly removed from a 70’s spy plane.

    January's Super Moon

  • #419252

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Deep into the Blue Hour with the Campfire lighting the trees.
    Twinkle Twinkle

  • #419256

    Tom M
    Participant

    Moon Clouds…

    • #419289

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      All this shot is missing is a werewolf.

  • #419257

    Tom M
    Participant

    Upstate NY moon…

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