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#1 Snowlord

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:27 PM

In the "Strange and Paranormal News" section, in the "Solar Flare Hits Tonight" thread, Menet was asking some stargazing questions and I told her I would post some images from my week away at the cottage if they turned out. I tried to get some shots of the planetary, and lunar, grouping and also some meteor images from the Perseid shower. Well, I only managed to get one really poor quality meteor image .. darn it.


Lots of beautiful meteors flew by just outside the range of my camera lens, and when my camera was writing images to the card, but very few were in the camera's field of view while exposing an image. Of those that did, only one was bright enough to register and very poorly at that. Also my brand of camera ( Olympus ) is not so good at night for astro pictures ( because of "noise" levels ), so I had to take what I got. Oh well, it was a ton of fun just trying.


So here is my super bad meteor shot, and some images of the planetary grouping of Venus, Mars, Saturn, and the crescent Moon. I hope this shows up on all of your monitors. Also I will add some scenery images from my drive along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Just so you will have something decent to look at after my poor astro pics.  :)





The meteor .. sorry it's not better ...




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The planetary grouping .. followed by the same image with no text ...



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And some different versions of it .. at different times and magnifications ..




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More images here ...



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Me, looking for meteors ...


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And the cottage at night ...

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( I guess the scenery will go in another thread. )



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Edited by Snowlord, 15 August 2010 - 05:34 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2010 - 10:00 PM

Double WOW!   Look at that night sky!   I think that's a very good shot of the meteor.    You couldn't see anything here due to the weather.   I was so disappointed.   I even went out on Saturday night but I didn't see anything!   Do you go to Nova Scotia every year to see the meteor showers?

I have to find a better place to watch the night sky from.   I so did not want to go out into a farmer's field.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 10:08 PM

Very lovely Snowlord... and I had a little laugh when I saw the flagpole labeled (yes, I know it was prudent... it struck me funny anyway... it's late... doesn't take much to amuse me when I'm tired and suffering a bout of insomnia).
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 01:25 PM

View PostMenet, on 15 August 2010 - 10:00 PM, said:

...    Do you go to Nova Scotia every year to see the meteor showers? ...

I don't specifically go there to watch the meteor showers. But wherever I am I try to find a reasonably dark spot to view from. It's not always easy, but you might not mind going out somewhere if you can convince some people to go with you.

( Yes T.K. ... I was hoping someone would find the flagpole label a bit funny. :) )

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:53 AM

View PostSnowlord, on 16 August 2010 - 01:25 PM, said:

.....but you might not mind going out somewhere if you can convince some people to go with you.

I've been working on that.   My sister is interested and several other family members.  My  uncle owns a farm.   This is going to turn into a party.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:24 PM

Snowlord your pictures are beautiful! *sigh* I miss the east coast sky!!

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:54 PM

Yeah, Jaded, I'm totally jealous of Snowlord's location AND his camera! :)
Gorgeous pictures, Snowlord -- thanks for posting!
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:55 PM

These are gorgeous, but I giggled when I read your captioned pic...  "Mars, Venus, Saturn, Flagpole"

ha!  Yes, I am tired, why do you ask?  

Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:35 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. That flagpole was unavoidably in my way in wide angle shots, so I thought I might as well acknowledge it.  :) .

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:57 PM

Thanks, Snowlord what a great topic and images to revisit; on the heels of "The Super Blue Blood Moon".

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:18 AM

There were people up all over the place in my checking out the moon ! It was a bit cloudy in Sydney so I don't know how well we went with capturing it here.
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 02:52 AM

Yeah I got a picture it was visible here but I need a new camera the quality wasn't good :(
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