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Old Aug 12, 2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default 'Starry' night tonight cause of 'Swift Tuttle'

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For those who have not heard, this night (I don't know any times), the comet Swift Tuttle will be visiting planet earth, and with the current position of the moon, and hopefully a cloud-free sky, there'll be a perseids meteors visible or whatever they're called.

So...grab your camera, go to a nice spot, and hopefully you can see them and get a good shot!

If anyone got any timestamps (including the GMT difference), I'd love to hear that.
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Old Aug 12, 2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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It's an ongoing phenomena that goes on for a few days (it's already started) but tonight is the peak so any time will do.
On the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/gloucest...00/8907977.stm
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Old Aug 12, 2010, 11:20 AM   #3
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any guidance on best way to take these pics.

I am a new to dSLR and have owned T1i for only 1 week or so. I have a T1i with 18-55mm and Canon EF-S 55-250mm lenses
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Old Aug 12, 2010, 11:38 AM   #4
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I didn't know it was going on already, but i'll surely take a look

I think i'll take a few shots with the 'star filter' and check the effect. If it's very clear from here that is . I don't know exact settings either or such, as I'm just a beginner as well, but i'll try some shots with a low shutter speed, maybe 15 seconds at dark night, but as for the other photos, i'll just play around with some settings.

I got high hopes that it will look great, hopefully the clouds won't dissapoint me!
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