Meteor Shower Pics...

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  1. Turnerea

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    Lets put some pictures up from the meteor shower....

    ...and I'll start the bar off real low! This is the only one I got with a trail in it at all. Was actually quite bright, but I guess the 10" @1600 didn't help. I was forced to use 1600 to keep (star)trails from forming.... took some noise out with Noise Ninja, but it's still rather grainy. Still a fun night out... and I have some trails to develop with my film camera too.

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    What aperture were you using? Me at f/4 for 24 seconds i didn't get trails. I missed it last night i was up then passed out and didn't hear the alarm ehh :(
     
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    That was f/4 for 10" and 1600ISO. You have to take into account focal length when calculating if star trails will occur. I was shooting at 35mm on a Canon crop body. If you go longer, you'll get star trails sooner.
     
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    I was laying on a lawn at 1AM in the freezeing cold and didn't see anything. Damn clouds.
     
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    I shot with my 35 on nikon crop body. Iso 200 and only when you zoom in 100% can you see a tiny amount of movement.
     
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    Congrats, Erik! I was up at 3:30 and was out till well after 5am in sub-freezing temps only to come up empty. Too cloudy to the south. I thought I caught one, then realized it was a jet. Dammit. I was all set though... I was shooting 30 seconds @ f/3.5 with an ISO of 400 with an 18mm focal length. Seemed to be a decent combo with minimal star trails.

    Glad someone here was able to snag a decent shot last night.
     
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    I had same issue, went out around 3:30 and didn't see anything! I did some good test shots a f/7.1 ISO 200 at 30" but I couldn't grab any shooting stars...at least all the people driving by at that time of day probably thought I was nuts.
     

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