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Star alignment photo
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:38:57 PM »

We need to start the 2013 photo contest thread, so yesterday I took advantage of a nice alignment of the Moon, Jupiter and Aldebaran, to add another star: STB2!

Here are three photos.  I am still undecided which to enter.

This one (with flash) does not show Aldebaran (too faint), but you can see better the crescent Moon and the top:

This one with a long exposure shows how steady is my hand  ::) :

I finally found the settings for the long-exposure plus flash. Unfortunately, could not focus everything (while having the top spinning on the stretched arm and pressing the shutter with the other hand), but I like the alignment of the four:

While taking the photographs I was a little leery because I had seen a large (and beautiful, I may add) skunk walking past exactly the same spot a few minutes before.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 07:20:42 PM by ta0 »


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Re: Star alignment photo
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 04:28:11 AM »

Awesome pictures! I like the last one best. 8)

Now we need a pic with STB2 vs the skunk! >:D


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Re: Star alignment photo
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 03:46:14 PM »

very kool!