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Old 12-10-2017   #1
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This was done in my backyard the other night. First time in a long time the sky was clear. Hope you all enjoy it.

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Light pollution makes it difficult to see or photograph dim stars around here. I have to get many miles out of town to get decent star shots. What exposure was this taken at?
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It was 10 second exposure and I did some serious edits to it
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About as long as you can go without showing motion blur at "normal" focal lengths, but I was also hoping for an f-stop and an ISO rating too, so I could estimate the light level under which the image was taken.
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About as long as you can go without showing motion blur at "normal" focal lengths, but I was also hoping for an f-stop and an ISO rating too, so I could estimate the light level under which the image was taken.
ISO was 3200 and F/Stop was 3.5
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Here is one of my own surviving early shots. Most of my early dSLR output from 2005 to 2011 died in an irrecoverable disk failure.

10 sec @ f/1.4 @ ISO 1600, sunny white balance, 30 mm (48 mm FF equivalent) in Scotts Valley, California. These days, I would have closed the aperture to f/2 to reduce the edge falloff and coma that produced weird "tails" on the stars near the edge of the field of view. I would have also used the tungsten preset white balance to make the scene more faithful to what an on-site viewer would see. Light pollution conditions aren't that great, but is still better than within the Oakland city limits where I live.

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