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I was very pleased to get this celestial equator one dark night and would love to say it's one in camera shot. Instead I processed the star trails by stacking shots taken over 90 minutes, & used the lookout I Lightpainted when out with epz member Diana recently.
I must go back to the lookout when there is no moon & try again.
The star trails were saturated to accentuate the different colours in the stars that we don't see with the naked eye.

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Celestial Skies
Username:pennyspike pennyspike
Uploaded:25 Sep 2010 - 8:02 PM
Tags:Celestial equator, Diana, Digitally manipulated, Dorset, Landscape / travel, Night / low light, Night photography, Shepherds lookout, Specialist / abstract, Star-trails
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Sean_Dillon
25 Sep 2010 - 8:06 PM

Cracking image, love this and the processing.
john

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cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2010 - 12:50 AM

Penny I love it Wink
Makes you go dizzy.... just like a night stargazing!
Tim

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2010 - 8:18 AM

Well crafted work here Penny, lots of patience needed to get this right.

Dougie

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 5:06 PM

Well, you fooled me, I thought it was one shot, very impressive.

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2010 - 10:18 PM

errr Penny, tsk tsk the celestial equator can only be seen on the horizon

still a brilliant piece of work though

love the colours in the stars, it looks like they are burning all kinds of minerals in their galactic spin

Love it

Diana

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 8:15 AM

Oh dear Diana,i thought you said it was where the split straight line when the stars went in opposite directions, What's it called then?
This is Penny, on the earthly equator. (Well almost)
Tried to do star trails but it poured with rain,Sad
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Penny

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 9:21 AM

so glad your back Smile it is that spilt yes ....

from Wiki.....

" the celestial equator tilts towards the southern (or northern) horizon. The celestial equator is defined to be infinitely distant (since it is on the celestial sphere); thus the observer always sees the ends of the semicircle disappear over the horizon exactly due east and due west, regardless of the observer's position on Earth. At all latitudes the celestial equator appears perfectly straight because the observer is only finitely far from the plane of the celestial equator but infinitely far from the celestial equator itself. "

I have only ever seen it on the horizon myself

it poured in Prague too Sad

Diana

Last Modified By Diana at 14 Oct 2010 - 9:23 AM

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Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 9:07 PM

plus...whilst it is still in my brain .....

the celestial equator is divided and calculated by a branch of astronomy called spherical astronomy

the divisions are created by plane surfaces passing through it, which then produce the circles...there are Great circles and Small circles I'll explain more when you are next over to me its a bit complex to type out

see you in November.....

Diana

xx

Last Modified By Diana at 24 Oct 2010 - 9:12 PM

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