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Offline Aditya Aima

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Star Trails and Milky Way!
« on: November 01, 2014, 11:49:36 PM »
Is there a place nearby Mumbai where we can take a trip for these shots.
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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 12:51:44 AM »
Mumbai ???????????

Not really.

Satara is a decent place I have seen. Kashid too.

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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 08:33:58 AM »
its mainly the pollution in bombay that plays spoilsport...

lets plan an overnight trip somewhere and do this..
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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 12:56:23 PM »
its mainly the pollution in bombay that plays spoilsport... lets plan an overnight trip somewhere and do this..
Hi Guys.

Might want to avoid those bright spots.  ;)



Best of luck getting your images of the Milky Way.

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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 03:26:24 PM »
:-D :-D
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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 05:38:09 PM »
Hmmmm .... so despite my protestation, I can see that Bangalore does shine bright like a Metro City!

What's that to the North West of Delhi that is shining so brightly?
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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 05:46:50 PM »
That's probably Chandigarh or Ludhiana
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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 09:02:19 PM »
we can try a camping trip
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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 09:08:28 PM »
Hmmmm .... so despite my protestation, I can see that Bangalore does shine bright like a Metro City!

What's that to the North West of Delhi that is shining so brightly?

That's the capital of our not so friendly neighbor  ie Islamabad :p :p

Edit: the first one seems to be Lahore.. Just mapped with Google maps..
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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2014, 10:05:01 AM »
j&k seems to be nice place for astro photography
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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2014, 11:57:56 AM »
dont even think of going to J& K for next 6 months ...just my 2 cents
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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2014, 12:10:05 PM »
He does need a strong tripod first though ...

#1: Get a sturdy tripod.
#2: Get a wide fast prime that has a hard stop at infinity.
#3: If you can't shoot noise free (ish) at ISO 3200 and above, then you're going to need a lot of money too.

You need a balance of light hitting the shutter within a much shorter time in order to not have start trails. The three key things you'll need to balance are: ISO - Focal length - shutter speed.
- You'll be shooting at the widest aperture - ideally 1.8 or even 2.8, but not much narrower as that results in you having to push up ISO and shutter speed.
- You can't stretch the shutter speed as otherwise the stars show trails. So around 20 secs at ISO 6400 for a 14mm a lot less for around 20-28mm.
- Which is why I said wide angle (as the apparent movement of the stars is much less the wider you go - allowing you to get a little longer shutter speed.)
 - You'll be shooting at high ISOs in order to compensate for shorter shutter speeds and pitch darkness.

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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2014, 10:31:39 PM »
dont even think of going to J& K for next 6 months ...just my 2 cents
I am going home dude..  lol
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Re: Star Trails and Milky Way!
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2014, 10:32:50 PM »


He does need a strong tripod first though ...

#1: Get a sturdy tripod.
#2: Get a wide fast prime that has a hard stop at infinity.
#3: If you can't shoot noise free (ish) at ISO 3200 and above, then you're going to need a lot of money too.

You need a balance of light hitting the shutter within a much shorter time in order to not have start trails. The three key things you'll need to balance are: ISO - Focal length - shutter speed.
- You'll be shooting at the widest aperture - ideally 1.8 or even 2.8, but not much narrower as that results in you having to push up ISO and shutter speed.
- You can't stretch the shutter speed as otherwise the stars show trails. So around 20 secs at ISO 6400 for a 14mm a lot less for around 20-28mm.
- Which is why I said wide angle (as the apparent movement of the stars is much less the wider you go - allowing you to get a little longer shutter speed.)
 - You'll be shooting at high ISOs in order to compensate for shorter shutter speeds and pitch darkness.

I have just d5100, sigma 10 20..
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