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GeneralExposing Myself To the Stars Pinprofessional_Maxxx_1-Jul-14 17:42 
Sorry for the contrived Subject!
 
For the past few days we've had very clear (and cold!) nights in sunny Queensland - and I decided to try getting some stop-motion photos of the stars, just because...
 
Day 1. Installed firmware 'hack' to give my camera (amongst other things) and intervalometer.
Day 2. Set up camera in back paddock at about 10:00pm. Manual setting to widest aperture (5.6) with a 10 second exposure every 20 seconds.
Forgot to take the lens cap off D'Oh! | :doh:
Day 3. As per last night, but with lens cap off!
Results exceedingly blurry, showing about three blobs - turns out that turning the focus all the way actually focusses 'past' infinity!
Day 4. Tried again, but adjusted focus as accurately as I could, and increased exposure to 30 seconds
Better, but still only seeing the brightest stars - and the lens fogged up after about 5 minuted
Day 5. Did a bit of Googling, and realised I had the ASA set to 100 - adjusted it to the maximum
MUCH better. First shot is awesome, then almost immediately it fogged up
Day 6. More Googling. Left camera outside all evening, wiped it down and tried again
I'd forgotten to re-set the ASA again - having used the camera during the day.
Day 7. Even after acclimatising all evening, I am getting a steamed up lens. Used an old sock and half a Pringles tube to protect the lens, and left out all evening before starting
Quite nice pictures, but only showing a few stars again! No condensation (although eh night was windy which helped). Unfortunately once again the ASA had reset!
Day 8. Last night. Camera was soaking when I brought it in this morning - managed to look at the first image on the camera before the battery gave up the ghost. Really looking forward to getting home tonight and looking at what I captured. That image looked awesome. Just hoping the condensation didn't happen until early this morning!
 
I had tried to time my photography to coincide with the passage overhead of the ISS - unfortunately the two passes were on days when I pretty much got nothing Frown | :(
 
Only three hours to go until quiitting time & I can go look & see what I got!
 
If they're any good, I'll post my own APOD!
 
If they're not, I'll keep quiet and try again...
PooperPig - Coming Soon

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