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10-08-2013, 06:40 AM   #481
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Someone claimed the V1.06 firmware update helped with GPS calibration. I don't have a O-GPS1 but perhaps someone here wants to verify that?

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Cool, thaks. I will try V1.06 for this.
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My first aurora. There's a timelapse video at
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10-10-2013, 10:15 PM   #486
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Moon & Venus from earlier this week
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Beautiful, Matt !!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jim Radcliffe Quote
Thanks for the input... and yes, I think most of my issues here are with coma rather than star trails as the stars in the center do not exhibit the "stretch" that those on edges present.

Here is one of those lucky shots that could have been so much better. A couple of weekends ago I was in the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma shooting the Milky Way with a rock formation in the foreground when a meteor crossed. I was also painting with light at the time. Extremely lucky shot, just wish I knew more about what I was trying to do at the time.

This was a 20 second exposure with the Pentax K5 IIs and the DA* 16-50mm at f/2.8.

As for the blue color.. well, I am to blame for that.. while not technically correct, I found it appealing... still learning from my mistakes.



And I guess I should describe the kind of images I am interested in shooting. I want the earth and structures (man made or natural) to be a part of my photos such as the shot below of an abandoned bridge out in west Texas. Photos of this nature really appeal to me. I found this abandoned bridge by using Google Earth, literally hovering above and traveling back roads in an area in which I knew there would be a good dark sky in Google Earth.



Thanks again for the suggestions and info.
your Star Bridge is just gorgeous!

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Just picked up the Celestron SkyProdigy 130 the other day! Waiting on the T Ring adapter for my K5 but really looking forward to trying it out! SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope [item # 31153]
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jim Radcliffe Quote
And I guess I should describe the kind of images I am interested in shooting. I want the earth and structures (man made or natural) to be a part of my photos such as the shot below of an abandoned bridge out in west Texas. Photos of this nature really appeal to me. I found this abandoned bridge by using Google Earth, literally hovering above and traveling back roads in an area in which I knew there would be a good dark sky in Google Earth.




Thanks again for the suggestions and info.
Stunning! Great shot. ^_^
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wow, the moon looks phenomenal! what is your setup here?
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Thanks, it's K5 + a Pentax K 135-600mm zoom.
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Here's one from the other night with the K-5.

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