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Postby livetothemax96 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:12 pm

I was up near sherman doing a night climb a few days back and happened upon the clearest, crispest night that i have ever seen. Walked away with some fabulous shots
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Starlight over our route (the couloir in the middle of white ridge)
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big dipper and new-moonlight over the sherman/sheridan saddle. See the mine mill in the middle?
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a pano of the milky way, with tent and car at the bottom
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Re: Clear mountain sky

Postby livetothemax96 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:13 pm

here some more shots, lets see yours!
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sky glow from buena vista? and a plane
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Galactic core
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby quattordesch » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:24 pm

Great shots!

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby JA_son27 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:27 pm

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I was totally lucky with this shot!
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby fletchersteel » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:03 pm

Those are great pictures! JA_son27, I'm not photographer, but is that a pic from a camera with the lense left open for some time, or just a quick click? If so, how long does the shutter have to be open to capture shots like these?
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby livetothemax96 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:02 pm

I'm not ja_son27. But they are long exposure shots (left open) generally if the skys are good a 30 second pic is enough (thats what mine are) but to get a brighter image you might need anywhere up to ten minutes. Only downside is the earth rotates, so the longer the pic is then you will get trails (where each star looks like a line). This picture (though from the city, denver) is a 2 and a half minute exposure to show the nebula.

That is a phenominal shot Ja_son!
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby fletchersteel » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:32 pm

Nice shot livetomax! Thanks for the info, I guess I need to get a better camera. Clear nights in the high county are truly amazing!
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby livetothemax96 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:38 pm

Thanks! They nights certainly are(the altitude helps make it clearer), what camera are you using now?
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby sunny1 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:41 pm

Awesome pics LTTM96 and Jason!
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby fletchersteel » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:29 pm

livetothemax96 wrote:Thanks! They nights certainly are(the altitude helps make it clearer), what camera are you using now?

I've got a Sony point and shoot type. Not too sure on model, but it has a few different settings. It has a night one, but I can't get the quality pics you guys are shooting. I'll have to play around with it at night and see what I can do with it.
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby JA_son27 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:33 am

It was a 20 second exposure, though I wish I had been using a tripod.
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby livetothemax96 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:17 am

Sony's good, not sure though if point and shoots can do long exposures, I know that one of my friends was trying to figure it out but not sure what happened.
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