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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pick a star in the open sky


Are you aware of the meteor shower going on outside right now? It's best viewed in the desert where it is pitch black. So last night we spontaneously drove out to Mount Laguna and indeed, we saw a shooting star every few minutes. I'm not sure what I found more impressive, the meteors or the starry sky itself. Maybe the sky.

12 comments:

fang said...

how many seconds did you expose? the light pollution seems serious :)

Oliver said...

The exposure time was 25 seconds.

Maria said...

Picking a star is the easy part; remembering which star you picked is a challenge =] great picture!

Oliver said...

True :)

Manu said...

Great.
In Germany it was not nessecary to take pictures. Overclouded.

Oliver said...

Too bad. What about today? You might still get to see some.

N dann said...

What settings did you use for this?

a.q.s. said...

JUST LOVELY!

thank you for sharing with us all.

~a.

Oliver said...

I tried to get lots of light in the shortest time possible to increase the chance of making a bright shooting star visible in case one crosses the frame. The highest usable ISO with the 5D II in my opinion is 6400. The 17-24mm lens I used cannot open wider than f/4.0 - so I used 4.0. After a few test shots I figured that 25 seconds is the right exposure time for this.

Dijea said...

This is inspiring.

Carlos said...

Beautiful shot of the milky way :)

Oliver said...

I was already waiting for your explanation, Carlos.

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