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27-11-2011, 06:56 PM
Venus and the Crescent Moon will make a nice pairing in the West tonight after sunset.
Make sure you head on out to take a look!
I look forward to seeing some pics!
27-11-2011, 08:03 PM
Thanks for pointing this out, I had the curtain down and hadn't noticed.
27-11-2011, 09:39 PM
Here is my attempt on a point and shoot mounted on a tripod.
I was going to do it on my Nikon, but it died this morning :sadeyes::sadeyes::sadeyes:
27-11-2011, 10:29 PM
well i had a hack at it tonight - my wedding anniversary ;):D and managed to get a happy snappy - canon40D slightly modified and a 135mm lens on a tripod. its a pity that it was shot from the burbs - going to a lake or somewhere flat with it being guided or at least tracking longer exposures may have brought out the lagoon neb near venus
edit added second image where i have tried to balance the red a bit better
27-11-2011, 11:06 PM
Happy anniversary David!!!!
( BTW is that a cropped zoomed in pic?)
Ps did try at the Moon and Venus, but too many clouds and could not get focus when there was a break....
27-11-2011, 11:12 PM
thanks - no not cropped - -thats the field of view with the 135mm L lens
28-11-2011, 04:43 AM
Nice one guys!
28-11-2011, 08:11 AM
nice capture Bo,I did look at it ,but just tired from all this very hot weather,was happy to watch and not set up gear for images
28-11-2011, 09:07 AM
We noticed it last night on the way home from dinner and thought it looked so cute!
28-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Nice shots guys! Looked brilliant from my place, the pair shining brightly through haze in the west.
28-11-2011, 12:07 PM
Beautiful images Rob!
28-11-2011, 12:47 PM
nice shots Rob - did you manage to get any longer exposures capturing the lagoon neb stars?
28-11-2011, 01:28 PM
Thanks guys. No Houghy, there was too much haze and the sky was too light - my horizons aren't great and I couldn't follow the pair down low as it darkened. Cleared later but a miss is as good as a mile! :lol:
28-11-2011, 01:33 PM
Much the same here... by the time I had the EQ6 set up properly and the skies were dark enough, I ran out of horizon :( It would have been a cracker shot to have Venus, Mercury, Moon, Lagoon and Trifid all in the one frame/exposure.
28-11-2011, 01:34 PM
28-11-2011, 01:47 PM
i had a tweak on one of mine again - this time tunring it to a B&W and added some labels. Fantastic shot of yours naskies - very similar to mine - might end up labelling the bright stars yet?
28-11-2011, 02:58 PM
Thanks David. I was going to use the 135L but it had pretty bad framing (I don't have a 3/8" adapter to put my bullhead on the mount), so I went with the 70-200 instead. Interesting that the diffraction pattern ended up being very similar.
Here's my labelled version of what I would have liked to have captured... with a bit of outside help, of course :lol:
29-11-2011, 01:19 PM
Mike - did you manage to take this? (ps also edited the thread title - -its not sunday anymore ;))
29-11-2011, 01:23 PM
No, didn't get any photos :(
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