View Full Version here: : Skyglow
02-07-2012, 09:32 AM
Apart from air the pollution that difts in from the mainland, I'd imagine being a deep sky photographer would be pretty tough here
02-07-2012, 09:44 AM
Love the "mount" - not sure if any of us can top that!
How far out can you see the light bubble?
02-07-2012, 10:01 AM
I've seen it from about 200 nautical, but Hong Kong is often shrouded by cloud and haze, which attenuates the glare quite a bit...hence it would be hard to know for sure what the real limit is.
02-07-2012, 10:34 AM
:eyepop: C'mon! Who's flying while you're taking those shots. :P
02-07-2012, 11:39 AM
:lol: Autopilots are wonderful things
02-07-2012, 01:39 PM
Thanks Peter - thought that must have been from the cockpit to get such a good shot!
Out of curiosity, have you witnessed any of the weird electrical phenomena (St Elmo's fire) from the cockpit??
02-07-2012, 02:07 PM
I guess the law on lasers pointed to the sky is more relaxed than here. Do you have to wear your sun glasses when you land? :)
02-07-2012, 11:09 PM
St. Elmo's is pretty common... the triplex windscreens can put on quite a static show in cloud at night.
But the best show I have seen has been "blue jets" -very rarely seen- at the top of very active storms... effectively positrons headed toward space. (worth Googling) Looks rather like faint blue plasma. Quite amazing.
Sadly.... didn't have a camera on me that night !
02-07-2012, 11:14 PM
Don't get me started. Brain-dead pollies in Oz legislating against coherent light. Haven't got a clue. They'll ban incoherent light next.
Talk about a nanny state. :mad2:
03-07-2012, 08:18 AM
That'd be cool. Clear skies at night. Finally! :thumbsup: :lol:
03-07-2012, 08:55 AM
Sounds very cool - you'll have to go searching for some storms...
Hey Peter dose your boss know you are taking pictures instead of flying the plane. :question:
Leon :lol: :thumbsup:
03-07-2012, 10:13 PM
OK I sense some concern here.
This was flight on which some training was being done, and I was the "safety" pilot (second observers seat). Be assured there were no distractions or safety issues for the operating crew....and hey, if you can't enjoy the view from the office window, you're in the wrong job! ;)
Just wait until its time to do a "3 star alignment" - wouldn't want to be a passenger then. ;)
Amazing shot though, really.
04-07-2012, 10:16 AM
I just chose the wrong job for views - my "offices" have no windows. I get to look at solid beige walls for 8-12hrs a day...
06-07-2012, 04:37 PM
No problemo. So long as they are not padded :)
07-07-2012, 04:54 AM
Are the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur not even lighted upward even more ?
Or don't you fly to KUL ?
08-07-2012, 12:06 PM
Thanks for the interesting views, Peter! Hopefully you won't get too engrossed and forget to land (http://consumerist.com/2009/10/pilots-who-missed-minnesota-were-too-engrossed-in-laptops-to-land-the-plane.html) :lol:
I wonder if that would be an equatorial mount (since it can fly around the equator) or an alt/az mount (because of take-offs and landings)...?
08-07-2012, 01:01 PM
Sgt. Schutz would say "jolly jokers!"
So far so good: personal number of take-offs = number of landings.
Don't know. Don't go there.
13-07-2012, 04:24 AM
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2013, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.