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A.S.I.G.N_Baz

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Advance of Orion the great hunter
« on: Dec 07, 2008, 12:57:18 »
I was down the coast this weekend. It was a dewey night, but clearish so I set the Canon and kit lens on the tripod, framed the next door neighbors roof for a reference point, and proceeded to manually trip the shutter every thirty seconds (using my wristwatch) for thirty second exposures.

The lens kept dewing up, but I very carefully continued to wipe it with a tissue while trying not to move it between shots.

I think the dew actually added some nice effects, so next time, I wont allow it to make me give up short, just persist despite the varied shots.

http://www.asignobservatory.com/widefield_and_time-lapse.aspx

Hope you like it. I am definately going to do more of this up in the drier air of the Canberra mountains.

Baz.

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Re: Advance of Orion the great hunter
« Reply #1 on: Dec 07, 2008, 18:34:35 »
That's pretty neat Baz.  You are also getting a very interesting effect with Sirius.  Looks like a quick supernova.


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Re: Advance of Orion the great hunter
« Reply #2 on: Dec 08, 2008, 05:45:38 »
Thanks Carole,

That was a result of dew building up on the lens. When I wiped it with a tissue, the star returned to normal.

Baz.