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OmahaWx
2008-Jul-29, 04:29 AM
The MilkyWay is a very fun and challenging subject, especially when your widest zoom is 18mm, star trails start after about 45 sec. at 18mm. Next summer when I get a sigma 10-20mm these will look alot better, but it is good to get some expirence. Thursday Night I will be going out again, crossing my fingers for extremely clear skies. This is my 2nd attempt.

MID SUMMER MILKYWAY

The conditions were not supreme, it was cloudy to the southeast both nights I went out. But non the less they turned out alright.

This first one was taken a hundred yards from a radio tower, located 10 miles west of Fremont. The shutter was 57 sec. and ISO 1600 F/4.

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/8318/dsc5000bi2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The second one was taken a mile from Cedar Bluff, NE. The Milkyway overlooking the town, this one was 45 sec. ISO1600 F/4

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/870/dsc14910gl8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The last one was taken 5 miles south of North Bend, NE looking northwest at the big dipper, these were very dark skies, but were polluted later with foggy conditions.

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/7674/dsc13950pk0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Tell me what you think, and if you have any advice, Thanks,

Tyler

JAICOA
2008-Jul-29, 11:57 AM
Hi Tyler, All three photos are very beautiful very 3d like Showing the Milkyway clouds and the ground terrain plus the beautiful colors. A job welldone and Clear Skies

chrissy
2008-Jul-29, 10:05 PM
Hi Tyler, those pictures are great and look forwards to seeing what you take with the new camera your planning on getting.

clear skies

chrissy

RickJ
2008-Jul-30, 01:14 AM
I find the Cedar Bluffs shot interesting. Back in the 70's my astronomy club gave star parties for a couple kid camps just east of there on the Platte. I don't recall seeing anywhere near the light pollution that yous shot shows. We drove up from Lincoln on 109 so I'd think I'd have noticed all those lights that seem to have appeared.

Rick

OmahaWx
2008-Jul-31, 01:59 AM
I find the Cedar Bluffs shot interesting. Back in the 70's my astronomy club gave star parties for a couple kid camps just east of there on the Platte. I don't recall seeing anywhere near the light pollution that yous shot shows. We drove up from Lincoln on 109 so I'd think I'd have noticed all those lights that seem to have appeared.

Rick

thanks everyone, I actually might work at the camp your talking about, but in the 70's Omaha metro was around 575,000 and now is close to 800,000 growing mainly west, so that could be it. thanks again