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Walky

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  1. As Gomtuu says, it is Venus.The star pattern matches the one in this screenshot, with the brighter star being Shaula.One shot also shows what I assume is the setting sun. Jupiter would not appear that close to it at the moment, it is in a different part of the sky.So, definitely Venus. The dot by the side must be a reflection in your lens.attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1383158051.924083.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1383158063.057482.jpgStu

    They were taken at evening, roughly around 7PM ET in Orlando, Florida. I am not that much into AP as to wake up early in the morning for photos.

  2. You could have maybe used a longer lens and got more definition, just to help clarify things?

    Here is the thing. The lens is f/2.8, though it is 18-70, so it provides quite a good resolution. I think 70mm is quite good for that unless you want only one spot on a dark sky, which I was trying to avoid  by using only 70mm. IMO, they look better with a few stars around.

     

    Anyway....  I am uploading the biggest size that I have from yesternight (?)  so you can enlarge them 100%  if you wish. I can use a max of 280 tonight using a Canon L f/4 lens. I don't like this one for astrophotography  because of the F/4, but will do. Also have a 75-300 that can go 420 with extender (can do well, too). I will experiment, though I am sure NOW that is Jupiter, not Venus. 

     

     

    #1: Point and Shoot version; lack of resolution shows it as a single dot

    #2: A prior shot taken 10_15_2013 of what I thought was Venus

    #3: Actual shot real size taken 10_29_2013 last night with f/2.8 70mm (18-70 Sigma( lens & Canon T2i.(the one in discussion)

    They may not be in this order,,,

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  3. I took these photos today thinking that the brightest star in the sky had to be Venus, but after seeing what seems a moon I wonder. I live in Florida and was looking NW. I know  Venus does not have a moon. Could it be a star beyond Venus? I don't think I could see a moon of Jupiter with my  camera, which is my other explanation... I was using a 18-70 lens on a T2i @ 70mm.

    So I leave it to your kindness to help me identify what I photographed tonight. That should be no problem for you guys! It's been a year since I look at the sky, so my total  confusion. 

    Jupiter Or Venus

  4. I took these photos today thinking that the brightest star in the sky had to be Venus, but after seeing what seems a moon I wonder. I live in Florida and was looking NW. I know  Venus does not have a moon. Could it be a star beyond Venus? I don't think I could see a moon of Jupiter with my  camera, which is my other explanation... I was using a 18-70 lens on a T2i @ 70mm.

    So I leave it to your kindness to help me identify what I photographed tonight. That should be no problem for you guys! It's been a year since I look at the sky, so my total  confusion. 

  5. It may have a simple answer but I don't know it. So I hope someone can clarify this to me.

    I took a picture tonight of the Moon and Jupiter and Jupiter is at the left. Then I went to a photography forum and there wee two other posted who have Jupiter at the right of the moon. I am in Florida and one of the other persons is in Lafayette, Indiana. I don't know about the location of the secondone.

    Is this possible?

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  6. Hey..

    just got the adapters to hook my camera to the telescope and last night had a go...i'm quite happy considering viewing conditions, location and equipment :)

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    milesteg-albums-testing-astrophoto-picture14244-jupiter-29-oct.jpg

    still have to read tutorials and walkthrough on using dss registax and photoshop tho...

    that was using a Nexstar 127 SLT, and a Sony Nex 5N.. The jupiter shot was a video taken with the camera and 2x barlow..

    mteg

    Where R the images?

  7. You can - I asked the same question only a few days ago! Go to the photo in your gallery and at the bottom left is a button that says image moderation, click on that and you can delete from there.

    Still can't find teh precise place. I go to my COntent, NO. To My Galler, neither! I just want to delet not-so-good photos and can't!!! HELP!

    Might need something like Go to "My Gallery" > XYZ > HERE!

    I went to "options" to the right of my photo where I thought I would find "DELETE", that is the logical place to me... Nothing.

  8. Hi folks

    Another evening using the Polarie-this time M42 from my back garden on the 5th January.

    Miniborg 45ED and unmodified Canon 550D

    47 X just 20 sec subs at ISO 800

    The Moon was quite close by so struggled to get the background brightness and contrast under control- looks like Vixen are onto a winner here with their new mount! :)

    It would be nice to know about the lens.

  9. LOL, here is a good translation!

    Paula is a summary level meter, compass and inclinometer "was not likely" design.

    When you take a picture with the star Kei, can be a (simple installation) using the polar alignment pole Polaris is not visible even if the meter "(WT) Porarie tripod starry sky".

    It is also possible such as a camera attached to the accessory shoe.

    <Patent pending> Got it!

  10. I asked the suppliers about weight and several other things and they "don't know" . I found that answer unsatisfactory so I don't think I will order from them. Weight is essential since it rides on the Polarie. No info so far, I will ask Polarie.

  11. So, for a newbie on all things AP, does this little thing let me align with Polaris even if I cannot see it? I have that problem from my patio and I would like that very much. I mean, if i don't even hve to look through the small hole I can dig that. Just if it does that it is worth the expense. Sorry guys, explain to the newbie, non tech apprentice.

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