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Day 102: Twinkle twinkle?

discreetphoton

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Day 102: Twinkle twinkleÖ

5 Dec 2011 6:55PM   Views : 4286 Unique : 398

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This is one that really needs to be seen it as large as possible. Itís a very subtle image, and it loses something every time itís downsized.

When youíre photographing stars with a wide angle lens, youíre at the mercy of the resolving power of the glass. If the glass has poor resolution, then smaller stars will simply disappear. The Tamron 18-270mm has done pretty well here. You can even pick out the double stars that usually appear as a single spot to the naked eye, making up the handle of the Big Dipper.

Iíve managed to lose a remote during the course of my travels, so Iím sadly not able to use bulb mode until I can source a replacement. Thatís the reason that youíve not seen any large sweeping trails from me yet. Hopefully someone will put in a good word with SantaÖ

Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm @ 21mm; ISO 200; F/10; 30s. VC off.

Tags: Low light Tamron Astronomy 18-270

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