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shahgazer
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A Picture Perfect Moment! new
      #5535926 - 11/23/12 05:38 PM Attachment (60 downloads)

While doing a 30 sec exposure of myself in front of the giant 30" Dobsonian telescope, the very bright sporadic meteor appear right on top of the Pleiades! I saw it at the corner of my eye, but since the 30 second exposure was still in progress, I had to keep my excitement to myself until the exposure is finish!

I was glad it turned out nicely. I've tried to photograph meteors for several years, and this was actually my very first successful shot!

What else can I say, an upside-down Orion rising (from my point of view!), starry nights despite the Moon still up the sky and causing shadows around the observing site, big Dobsonians to view the southern sky and a meteor passing near the Pleiades, AND I'm facing at the correct postion!! .... a picture perfect moment!

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This photo was taken during the Post-Eclipse Star Safari event, organized by 3RF AUstralia, at Coonabarabran, Australia on the weekend of 17-18 Nov 2012.

Edited by shahgazer (11/24/12 02:10 AM)


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waassaabee
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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: shahgazer]
      #5535938 - 11/23/12 05:44 PM

Very cool!! Looks like you have an outbound streaker on the right coming out of what may be another dob?

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Orion58
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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: waassaabee]
      #5536033 - 11/23/12 06:40 PM

Quote:

Looks like you have an outbound streaker on the right coming out of what may be another dob?




I agree - it almost looks like a battle on Star Wars...


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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: Orion58]
      #5536037 - 11/23/12 06:42 PM

If ever the phrase "timing is everything" applied to a situation, this is it!

David


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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: shahgazer]
      #5536093 - 11/23/12 07:04 PM

A moment to remember.

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ghataa
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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: mmalik]
      #5536102 - 11/23/12 07:07 PM

Cool! Congrats!

George


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AdirondackAstro
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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: ghataa]
      #5536107 - 11/23/12 07:12 PM

Fancy seeing you here, Shahrin. Excellent image, couldn't ask for a better one. Almost looks picture frame worthy.

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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5536377 - 11/23/12 10:25 PM

Yeah, this is one to put in the archives!
Nice shot, you must be livin' right!

Cheers,
Ed


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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: Skyshooter]
      #5536551 - 11/24/12 01:19 AM

That was a cool capture.

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Maverick199
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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: shahgazer]
      #5536862 - 11/24/12 09:19 AM

Breathtaking to say the least. Were you standing like that for 30 secs? Cosmic beauty this.

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jambroseus
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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5537042 - 11/24/12 11:04 AM

Well done!! Send it to APOD...

John


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mikotoy
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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! [Re: jambroseus]
      #5537155 - 11/24/12 12:12 PM

Breathtaking image.

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shahgazer
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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: waassaabee]
      #5537370 - 11/24/12 03:12 PM

Quote:

Very cool!! Looks like you have an outbound streaker on the right coming out of what may be another dob?




Gary, I think that was a nearby rugby pole and the telescope trailer park near the bushes, though it would have been nice to have another meteor there!


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shahgazer
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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5537378 - 11/24/12 03:16 PM

Quote:

Breathtaking to say the least. Were you standing like that for 30 secs? Cosmic beauty this.




Yup I did. I misplaced my intervalometer , and stuck with only 30 sec exposures!


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shahgazer
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Re: A Picture Perfect Moment! new [Re: jambroseus]
      #5537381 - 11/24/12 03:19 PM

Quote:

Well done!! Send it to APOD...

John




Thanks, and yes I did send it over to APOD


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