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Um, best one of the night but more trial and error than anything else

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I decided to sit outside my back door rather than go right to the top end of the garden, to my surprise the skies looked exactly the same and I could see quite a lot from my spot about twenty feet from the back door.

This is a photo taken with my Canon D1000, 55-250mm lens (at 55mm), 10" f5.6, ISO 400, manual focus, Image Stabilizer off. It shows only a fraction of what I could actually see, the sky was literally full of stars (especially when viewed through binos).


There are actually short star trails in this photo but they're not really visible at this size.

I also tried photographing Jupiter and it's moons (which I could see quite well through binos) but the zoom was just too affected by the slightest breeze or vibration, I wasn't able to get a sharp image or one without trails.

This image probably means more to most of you lot than it does me, I'm afraid I haven't a clue what stars are in it without looking them up! I just like the little dipper thingy. I'm one who has had a few stabs at photographing celestial objects and skies but not had much luck with it, not really being an expert with the camera nor at photographing the stars. Suppose I ought to get a book on the subject. :(

Edited by jonathan

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