Oh my god... it's full of stars!
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21-01-2011, 02:54 PM (This post was last modified: 21-01-2011 03:04 PM by Kikko.)
RE: Oh my god... it's full of stars!
I live just between two towns. If you look to the North West horizon you'll see a glow, if you look to the South East horizon (and climb to the roof or cut a few trees) you'll see a glow. But if you look anywhere else in the sky you'll see stars. When I'm having a small break from sauna and I don't feel like rolling in snow, I'll be sitting in the front yard looking at the skyline if it's visible. The steam is annoying though, but it stops in a few minutes.

The next time I'm wealthy I might try a cheap telescope (Maybe a Bresser 4-sky?). I could have afforded it, but instead I bought a 1954 handmade Russian/Soviet balalaika. Couldn't resist, it was so cheap in an internet auction sale.Tongue
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By the way, if Levi's still around, can you explain me why Japanese people do weird slow-motion ninja moves on top of fells? I heard that Japanese get all ninjaic when they see the sun and the moon in the sky at the same time, but I don't trust my source at all.

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21-01-2011, 03:18 PM
RE: Oh my god... it's full of stars!
(21-01-2011 02:54 PM)Kikko Wrote:  The next time I'm wealthy I might try a cheap telescope (Maybe a Bresser 4-sky?). I could have afforded it, but instead I bought a 1954 handmade Russian/Soviet balalaika. Couldn't resist, it was so cheap in an Internet auction sale.Tongue
Well... At least you can fuel your sauna with the balalaika Tongue

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21-01-2011, 03:39 PM
RE: Oh my god... it's full of stars!
Quote:By the way, if Levi's still around, can you explain me why Japanese people do weird slow-motion ninja moves on top of fells? I heard that Japanese get all ninjaic when they see the sun and the moon in the sky at the same time, but I don't trust my source at all.

I've never heard of this... xD

But I'm pretty sure it's got something to do with Shinto. I think the most high goddess is the moon? Might having something to do with that. Pure speculation, though. xD

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21-01-2011, 04:17 PM
RE: Oh my god... it's full of stars!
I think you're confusing Japanese people with Chinese kung fu monks in movies.

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22-01-2011, 10:50 AM
 
RE: Oh my god... it's full of stars!
(21-01-2011 09:21 AM)The_observer Wrote:  Wow! Congratulations on your photographing skill! How did you do that? What where your camera-settings? If i took a picture like this it would be my desktop wallpaper.

Thanks. That is a 100% crop (zoomed in all the way) from a 10megapixel camera (Canon Rebel XTi). I took a better shot once with an old Sony H5 superzoom with 2x teleconverter (it was like 860mm equivalent), but I'm not sure where I put the pic.

There are 3 basic things to do for a good moon shot:

1. Camera with adequate zoom on a sturdy tripod
2. clear sky, and shoot before or after a full moon, you'll get better detail of the craters because of the shadows. Full moon it's too bright.
3. Camera settings is easy: learn how to adjust the controls of your camera manually and go here: http://www.adidap.com/2006/12/06/moon-ex...alculator/
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