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Tripping to the Grand Canyon today for a good view of tomorrow night's annular sunset eclipse. Anyone have tips for getting not-awful pictures?

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long shutters, low ISO's.

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Worked out alright, quick shutters, though. Looking into the sun and all.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67689/_DSC2786.jpg

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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29628015/IMG_5066adjCrp.jpgThat's my soul up there.

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Some threads that die deserve life.
Can you give it to them?

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I wish. Oh, but I wish. Still haven't sold my old setup, I don't have much time for this right now. hmm

Nice pictures though! Love the second one.

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I managed to snap a trail of the ISS tonight. Not the best shot in the world as I was still trying to set up when I saw it coming, awh well.

http://i.imgur.com/Nyzw586.jpg

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A few days ago, I went with a few friends to a big mountain not too far from here and spent the whole night up there watching the sky with a telescope and taking pictures of it. Holy hell, the sky was awesome.

Mostly, I shot some timelapses, which I intend to release in a single video, along with the other few timelapses I have in store. Here are a few astrophotography shots I made during the night, though.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/9683700524_e12af66be7_o.jpg
I don't have a proper shot of the Milky Way at the beginning of the night, when it's the most interesting (galactic core) - I was shooting at timelapse of it at that time, and while the shots will still be nice as a timelapse, I had to go to town on the post-processing because light pollution was still a pain in the ass around the horizon, even up there.

So, this is the Milky Way around the constellations Cygnus and Cassiopeia at 5:30 in the morning. Nice touch: you can see the Andromeda Galaxy in the top left-hand corner. The bright region at the top is the Double Cluster in Perseus.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7460/9683699376_946cec0eed_o.jpg
I'm very happy with this one, mostly because it's only after shooting it that I found out what was on it.

The white glow starting toward the antennas and crossing the Milky Way is the zodiacal light. It's sunlight scattered by dust in the solar system. I had never seen it before; I actually thought you could only see it with the best skies on Earth, like in the Atacama Desert or something.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/9683698464_4426c6d5e3_o.jpg
The Moon is seen here bathed in earthshine - reflection of sunlight from the Earth.

If you'd like to see the other pictures I made that night: A Night atop the Lure Mountain.

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Awesome.

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That makes me want to rush out and shoot a film these could be posters for!

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Niiiice dude. What was your setup for those?

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A tripod and a camera (Canon EOS 60D). tongue

For the first two pictures, I used the Ultra Wide Angle lens I bought recently, a Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 lens. It's amazing.

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I was thinking along the lines of like f-stop, shutter speed, nd filters etc...but thanks....I guess.

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You never know. Anyway: 30s, f/2.8, 1600 ISO. No filters.

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ISO 1600 and that little noise? D'ya happen to have the 60Da?
Once I get some new glass for my 5D MkII, I might get on with this kind of stuff too, haven't done it in awhile.

And also, those images are amazing.

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Thank you Tom. smile No, I don't have the 60Da (and quite frankly I believe it to be a big rip off which will only sell with people who don't know much about astrophotography).

The 60D is actually quite good at managing noise, but post-processing also helped a lot.

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Saniss wrote:

You never know. Anyway: 30s, f/2.8, 1600 ISO. No filters.

If I tried anywhere in that range, I'd just get everything blown out. Screw you light pollution!

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Owen Ward wrote:

If I tried anywhere in that range, I'd just get everything blown out. Screw you light pollution!

Well, you know. Cities do that. I'm going back to Montpellier this sunday, and I know I won't be seeing the sky for a painfully long time.

Tomahawk wrote:

Once I get some new glass for my 5D MkII, I might get on with this kind of stuff too, haven't done it in awhile.

Please do. You have access to some crazy landscapes and I'd wager that you can easily find amazing skies without too much trouble.

Also, northern lights are coming to you. Go get'em.

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