Night Skies

Last night I got my first successful shots of Venus and the stars. These were taken with a fully open aperture and a 30 second shutter speed.  Apparently you don’t want to go any longer than 30 seconds or else the earth’s rotation becomes evident and the stars will start to elongate.  Anyway, I’m now looking forward to more experimentation.

Looking south-east with Venus near center

Looking south-east with Venus near center

Looking north with a bit of the Milky Way shining through

Looking north with a bit of the Milky Way shining through

  


10 comments

    • Thanks Mary. We are fortunate living in the woods – no street lights and if there isn’t a moon, just the light of the stars. On a cold, clear night it feels as if you can almost touch them.


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