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Old Sep 15, 2010, 1:09 PM   #11
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Maybe a little light painting for the foreground instead of a flash?
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 1:11 PM   #12
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I would leave the moon and star planet its part of the capture and it holds the subject greatly..... do u have the exact time taken and location ... it would matter maybe for a future program or problem ya'll never know... Amateur star grazers and the like would know more of the star etc...
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 9:42 PM   #13
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Without knowing where and when and how to check, I'm out on a limb here but presently Jupiter is the 3rd brightest object in our skys. Next week it will be the closest we'll see it until 2022. Hard to miss. I guess I'll lose more sleep getting out early to take some pics. Attached is a screen capture of an iphone app showing where it is right now (from Toronto perspective).

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http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...15sep_jupiter/
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 4:14 AM   #14
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Maybe a little light painting for the foreground instead of a flash?
Hi Wagaboo

Yes, I think your suggestion is a very good one. Thanks for confirming that as a valid option to try in the future.

I have 2 torches of differing size / intensity, so I'll do a bit of learning, and try some light painting to see if that works well.

Cheers!

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Old Sep 16, 2010, 4:15 AM   #15
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I would leave the moon and star planet its part of the capture and it holds the subject greatly..... do u have the exact time taken and location ... it would matter maybe for a future program or problem ya'll never know... Amateur star grazers and the like would know more of the star etc...
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I also feel the moon & star/planet help the composition, but I'm also curious if they're removed, what effect it would have.

I'll post the location in the next reply. Thanks for your input!

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Old Sep 16, 2010, 4:21 AM   #16
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Without knowing where and when and how to check, I'm out on a limb here but presently Jupiter is the 3rd brightest object in our skys. Next week it will be the closest we'll see it until 2022. Hard to miss. I guess I'll lose more sleep getting out early to take some pics. Attached is a screen capture of an iphone app showing where it is right now (from Toronto perspective).

For more info:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...15sep_jupiter/
Hello Frank in Toronto.

Well, I'm "Paul in Adelaide". I looked on google maps, and the location where I took the star was -34.807702 (S) and 138.673915 (E). It's in the north-east suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. Date & time: 12/9/2010 & 19:15.

Thanks so much for your information. Maybe that bright light below the moon in the photo was Jupiter. I think early last year there was a 'smiley face' combination of the (crescent) moon, and 2 planets (I think Jupiter and Venus).

I look forward to seeing some of your photos, Frank!! All the best. I hope you have good skies.

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Old Sep 16, 2010, 6:17 AM   #17
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A pretty user-friendly site is
http://www.starrynighteducation.com/...th&Explore=No&

That link is set up for somewhere-close-to-adelaide if i did it right. Here's what it would show you. (and I think I was wrong to say Jupiter is the 3rd brightest, apparently venus is. sorry for the mis-info).
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