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The Perseid meteor showers
HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 07:42 | Message # 16
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As I said winter here is perfect if you can find a nice dark place away from the cities. Sadly this state is flat so no elevation to get yourself onto.

Also, as a point of interest, if all the ice in the world melted then the entire state of Florida would be under water, as would much of the surrounding states. Where I currently live would go from being 20 miles from the nearest ocean to being beach-front property cool

There is also not much elevation in my state. I live in the Northeast megalopolis so escaping from light pollution is essentially impossible for me (though I am rather picky when it come to light pollution). If you look at maps of light pollution there are hardly any truly dark skies in the entire eastern half of the United States.


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Near the Dallas area

Dallas and Ft. Worth are the only major cities in Texas that I have never visited haha biggrin





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 08:16 | Message # 17
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If you look at maps of light pollution there are hardly any truly dark skies in the entire eastern half of the United States.


And on that map I am right in the middle of a big red blob. dry

Still not too bad for viewing the Moon, planets, and some of the brighter meteors during a meteor shower.





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SpaceEngineerDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 10:25 | Message # 18
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I live in Saint Petersburg, a "northern capital" of Russia at 60° latitude. the climate here is most anti-astronomical I ever see. 90% of days during the year are cloudy or rainy. Entire summer we have the "white nights" - the dawn does not fade overnight, and only few stars are visible even far from a city. In the winter there are few clear nights, but hard frost, -15...-25°C. It is impossible to stay near the telescope longer than half a hour. Autumn and spring are almost every day is cloudy and rainy. Add there powerful light pollution from 5-million megapolis. And I even can't see the sky from my window, just trees and neighboring buildings. I am live in the astronomical hell! sad




 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 10:50 | Message # 19
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Don't feel too bad I was watching through my window and only saw a few tonight. Then the clouds started rolling in and now all I can see is Venus as a very fuzzy faint dot. And upon typing that out Venus just vanished behind a thick cloud sad

Hoping for better visibility tomorrow.





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SpaceEngineerDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 11:12 | Message # 20
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Also 2 images of all I can get in the middle of the city where I live. if I let the exposure run longer then it becomes far too washed out, any shorter and its too dark. Still it should be perfect for the meteor shower.

You may sum up few dozen images to improve sensinivity and reduce noise (it is like one huge exposure). This is a usual astronomical techiquie. But make sure your camera save images in lossless format and don't perform any conversion like contrast or sharpness.





 
SolarisDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 14:40 | Message # 21
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In Paris I can only see Venus, sometime one or two stars.. 11,73 millions saw lives in the capital + suburb.. light pollution is awful.. sad
 
anonymousgamerDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 14:46 | Message # 22
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Huh. I live in a white spot, but I see many, many stars.




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HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 16:00 | Message # 23
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Huh. I live in a white spot, but I see many, many stars.

Well the resolution on that map isn't all that great. But how many stars is "many"? 50? 100? 200?

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I am live in the astronomical hell!

Where I used to live was almost as bad, I know how you feel sad





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TalynDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 17:01 | Message # 24
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Here is my first EVER Perseid picture biggrin
I was trying to take a picture of the milky way yesterday and to my surprise, I got one on the top right corner during a 10 second exposure smile



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HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 17:16 | Message # 25
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I wish I could see the Milky Way sad

I don't really have much advice because I have little experience shooting meteors, but everything looks decent to me. Just perhaps change the white balance to a low temperature to make the sky not look so orange smile





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anonymousgamerDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 18:12 | Message # 26
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But how many stars is "many"?


No idea. The night sky is pretty clear, I would guesstimate in the upper hundreds.

EDIT: Tonight I'm going to try using my camera to take a night time photo. It isn't a DSLR, but it can support a 8 second exposure and 3200 ISO.





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Antza2Date: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 18:14 | Message # 27
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Curse these long days and cloudy weather.




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HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 18:37 | Message # 28
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I would guesstimate in the upper hundreds.

Lucky...

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Tonight I'm going to try using my camera to take a night time photo

Go for it smile





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Antza2Date: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 20:01 | Message # 29
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I live in Saint Petersburg

Well then howdy neighbor! I live less than 300 km from Saint Petersburg. I live in Sulkava in Finland and in here they shut down the street lights after 2:00 in order to eliminate light pollution which really helps seeing the stars and you don't have to travel many kilometers outside the town. And i agree that summer is just a nightmare to astronomers because of the midnight sun sad
And in the winter it's so cold you'll just freeze your balls off biggrin
Btw have you ever been in Finland? I'm asking because we get many russian tourists during summertime.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 20:43 | Message # 30
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I wish I could see the Milky Way


Ive never seen it personally, only if you can count a very faint outline.

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ANY advice is VERY welcome because the camera is new and is my first DSLR so I have no clue if I'm using the right settings to take this kind of pictures


Thats where I'm at, just got my first DSLR and its a bit of a learning experience.





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