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Hello people,

I am happy to show my first skyphotography attempt.

I woud like to ask:

  • what did i capture exactly?
  • how does the stars call?
  • in the original data: are the many diferent collors true at the stars or just the peak of the camera abilitys? or is it wind in the sphere?

Any Information about the location and names of the stars or the assembly is mutch appreciated.

Thanks

This is the best shot of the fews i took at sunday 2010-01-03.

I just put the camera on the table and started exposure by hand.

Camera : Ricoh CX1

Exposure: 8s

ISO: i dont remember. 800 or 1600

Zoom: 7,1x Optical zoom

original data file: http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/2871/rimg0485.jpg

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corelpaintshop file: http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7519/rimg0485histogrammplay.jpg

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Thanks and Greetings

Teo

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Welcome to SGl Teo, I'm not sure what area of the sky this is but maybe someone else might be able to help :)

Regards

Kevin

Edited by BeyondVision

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I was gonna say it's Auriga and the Hayades (upside-down) but on closer inspection I think im wrong as I cant see Aldebran or Capella in the right places. Very interesting as there is a distinct upside-down V shape there (just to the left and down from centre)

Somebody please put us out of our mysery lol

Matt

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Is this the area below Triangulum, where the galaxy is "supposed" to be?

(I say supposed, as I was unable to see it due to LP).

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Hmm, the shape looks a little like the area around the elephant's trunk nebula. Roughly where was the camera pointing and at what time?

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it was sunday 2010-01-05. about 7.00-8.00 gmt . coords: 47.169202 8.983608

7,1 optical zoom(if it helps)

this is a picture of the zenit above me at the writen moment.

the camera was mounted on a table.(cameras back down and lens straight up:)

i am not 100% sure, but the ursa mayor was far north of me and the orion straight south up.(if that is possible)

greetings

Teo

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I threw your image at the astrometry.net engine and it produced the following info:

Your field contains:

  • Part of the constellation Perseus (Per)
  • NGC 1528
  • NGC 1582
  • The star Mirfak (αPer)
  • The star Algol (βPer)
  • The star εPer
  • The star γPer
  • The star εAur
  • The star δPer
  • The star ÏPer
  • The star νPer
  • The star κPer
  • The star Ï„Per

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:) Hope that helps!

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Assuming you are in Switzerland, my stellarium says Perseus was almost overhead. It looks like it too....

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People, thank you all.

just thank you all.

before i download the astrometrynet.com, shoud i or just ignore because a rookie as i am wont benefit from it?

thanks

Teo

nice to know now the name of the big bright dot near center of the picture. its mirfak!

Edited by Permanent Midnight

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Well astrometry.net is a web service, but they do provide access to the software and the databases they use, but you'd have to have a good working knowledge of linux compiling and configuration to have your own local installation. That coupled with a MASSIVE download, the data is something like 100gb! :)

A potentially easier solution for you is to post the images to the Flickr: astrometry group. It's monitored by the astrometry.net people and will attempt to automatically resolve the image for you :)

Edited by samtheeagle

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I was going to say looks like Perseus around Mirfak... the association is clearly in the pic.. Nicely done

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thanks for the core info of astrometry!

(if, then flickr for me please;))

its surprising, how the exact description of the picture move me to read mo and mo about the sky. effects me like an ancient artifact hehe.

Thanks to all and greetings

Teo

Edited by Permanent Midnight

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