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Old 20-12-2020, 09:55 PM
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We were teased by perfectly clear sky south of the ecliptic (oops) at 8 pm. But total cloud North and just covering the planets. Maybe a glimpse on Wednesday night.

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Clouded out tonight, and I think for the rest of the year :-( But managed to get some photos last night with Canon 6D and 500mm f/4Li


2 minute video of results (good to share with newbies, too): https://youtu.be/dHEPdzKOBDY


I also took test photos and also produced an annotated timelapse to help with twilight astrophotography this summer, made with photographinng comets and conjunctions in mind: https://youtu.be/r9HtdV2dLSo


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Old 21-12-2020, 09:37 PM
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I was unprepared, for the clouds to part tonight after days of rain/clouds here in Northern NSW. I did a quick setup with the 127 mak cass/EQ6 and S20 phone through a 32mm eyepiece to get this video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dSChFMB3No
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I was unprepared, for the clouds to part tonight after days of rain/clouds here in Northern NSW. I did a quick setup with the 127 mak cass/EQ6 and S20 phone through a 32mm eyepiece to get this video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dSChFMB3No
Well done! How did you adjust the exposure on your phone? Can that be done for a still shot?
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Hi Andrew,
Thank you! Yes you can adjust exposure, shutter speed, iso, focus, white balance, zoom, etc, with the S20. However, the still shots were fairly ordinary and I thought the live view video caught the event better. I used Pro video mode and adjusted the settings as I recorded the video, so easy. A camera with laptop would have produced a much better still shot.

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Hi Andrew,
Thank you! Yes you can adjust exposure, shutter speed, iso, focus, white balance, zoom, etc, with the S20. However, the still shots were fairly ordinary and I thought the live view video caught the event better. I used Pro video mode and adjusted the settings as I recorded the video, so easy. A camera with laptop would have produced a much better still shot.
Yes I've now discovered how to do it - simple when you know how. My still shot attached FWIW. CheersClick image for larger version

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The missus took this photo with her phone up to the eyepiece when we got a quick look between the clouds. Shame it wasn't higher in the sky, there were no clouds up there!
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I was unprepared, for the clouds to part tonight after days of rain/clouds here in Northern NSW. I did a quick setup with the 127 mak cass/EQ6 and S20 phone through a 32mm eyepiece to get this video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dSChFMB3No
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