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Just Look Up
Just Look Up
jimness


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Challenge: Long Exposure VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 20-35mm f/2.8L
Location: Knapdale Forest, Scotland
Date: Aug 26, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800 x 4, 1600 x 2
Shutter: 300s x 4, 60s x 2
Galleries: Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2011

Taken by piggybacking the 5D on a Meade ETX-90, roughly polar aligned. 4 x 5 min exposures at ISO 800 plus 2 x 1 min exposures at ISO 1600, stacked for noise reduction in Deep Sky Stacker then finished in Photoshop.

The elongated fuzzy 'star' over to the left is the Andromeda Galaxy, our nearest galactic neighbour at 2.5 million light years.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.9340
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 6.3529
Avg (non-participants): 7.0552
Views since voting: 1832
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 197
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/13/2011 09:30:28 PM
Great shot and thanks for sharing how it was accomplished.
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09/11/2011 09:23:33 AM
Brilliant shot, Congrats on your high finish!
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09/07/2011 04:31:43 PM
Great finish but would of liked to of seen a ribbon with it. The best shot of the milky way I have seen for a very long time.. Got to get myself upto Knapdale Forest.
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09/07/2011 09:14:56 AM
Outstanding. Congrats on the HM, but I'm sorry to say it deserved a ribbon. Great stuff.
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09/07/2011 03:09:07 AM
Congrats on your HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2011 09:40:53 PM
IMO all these Astro Photos should automatically be given top 5 status. (If done well) Water drops and colorful paper get all the scores here.

A photo like this is truly a long exposure. 10
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09/06/2011 04:47:56 PM
That's quite a shot.
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09/05/2011 10:43:07 AM
Andromeda, wonderful view of the Milky Way.
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09/03/2011 05:49:49 AM
I often look up, but never saw this with my bare eyes. So I presume that this is done with a telescope :)
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09/02/2011 04:47:19 PM
did u use a telescope? pretty
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09/01/2011 12:40:16 AM
I hope people appreciate the amount of work put into getting this type of photo. Will be interesting to see where you took it from and the settings you used. You get a 10 from me!
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08/31/2011 11:51:39 PM
Awesome! My favorite of the challenge.
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08/31/2011 03:59:46 PM
Incredible shots of the milky way... The galaxy to the left, is that M31?

10 all the way.
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08/31/2011 01:33:03 PM
Beautiful, but a little foreground would add a lot.
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08/31/2011 11:56:20 AM
great shot! so sharp
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08/31/2011 10:06:06 AM
Beautiful.
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08/31/2011 09:50:29 AM
another fantastic milky way image, good luck
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08/31/2011 08:51:08 AM
WOW Almost like sky granite. :)
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08/31/2011 08:31:13 AM
A reminder just how small and inconsequential we are in the greater scheme of things... oh and a lovely photo too!
Its a wonderful documentary type of photo. I wish it had a bit of something here on earth too in the shot to show the scale etc... kind of like the other shot in this challenge.
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08/31/2011 06:58:46 AM
Heavenly!
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