Album Night Shots and Star Trails

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BJett

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Laurel River Lake near near Corbin and London, Kentucky, surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. Testing out my new Sigma 14mm 1.8 lens, and Eddyline Fathom LV touring kayak on an overnight trip. The lake has two boat-in campgrounds, and you'll have the place to yourself during the week in the off season.


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Laurel River Lake near near Corbin and London, Kentucky, surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. Testing out my new Sigma 14mm 1.8 lens, and Eddyline Fathom LV touring kayak on an overnight trip. The lake has two boat-in campgrounds, and you'll have the place to yourself during the week in the off season.


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Which campground were you at? I've only gone to White Oak, but I have a favorite site. Even when the power boats are swarming the lake, no one ever seems to be in the boat in campgrounds.

The light pollution there drives me nut for astro photos
 

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Which campground were you at? I've only gone to White Oak, but I have a favorite site. Even when the power boats are swarming the lake, no one ever seems to be in the boat in campgrounds.

The light pollution there drives me nut for astro photos
White Oak. Campsite 18 on the point. No one around at all. Magical! Had great views east and west.
 

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This year's attempt at Yellowstone night time geyser photography. The moon was several days past full so not as many stars. . . but it provided enough light that I could actually see the eruptions as well as the entire Upper Geyser Basin.

Castle Geyser:

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Part of the Upper Geyser Basin -- I think that is Lion Geyser erupting to the left.

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Of course Old Faithful. This was one of my favorites from the trip.

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Finally some nice stargazing this week in The Needles (the previous week we had 3 nights of full moon). We saw several meteors and satellites, but we slept through the peak of the meteor shower Monday morning. I did set an alarm, but we were too tired to get up. We did get up Tuesday morning very early and saw 5 meteors, 1 had a fireball appearance, super cool.

Monday evening at camp
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Tuesday morning very early at camp, very nice
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I've found out some things on how to edit low light night photos and so I've been going back through old pictures giving it a try. I'm using micro 4/3 - not the best camera system for this application. Nevertheless, I've been pleased with the improvements I've been able to achieve. I think I've posted the original versions of most, if not all, of these somewhere else on BC Post. Here's a couple pictures from the Maze District of Canyonlands NP a couple years ago.
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These are from Seneca Lake in the Winds a year and a half ago. The bright glow in the notch is from the lights of Pinedale. A little bit of cloud cover present.
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The bright disk is Mars
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This one is from Badlands NP about 3 years ago. The bright Light on the left is the setting moon. I think the orange glow on the right is from the lights of Kyle, SD.
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I noticed that someone posted a picture of the sun - our star- so I thought I'd post one too from the transit of Mercury across the sun on 11/11/19. A visible transit of Mercury across the sun is a rare event. The last one was in 2016 and the next will not happen until 2032. My plan had been to try to get pictures at intervals and then composite them into a single picture. The transit was already underway when the sun rose here in Nebraska and true to form it was snowing at sunrise. It continued overcast until the event was nearly over. I was having huge frustration but we did have some clear sky near the end and I was able to get a few pictures. I was surprised that the sun wasn't showing any sunspots. Mercury is the tiny dark spot at about 2 o'clock.

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I noticed that someone posted a picture of the sun - our star- so I thought I'd post one too from the transit of Mercury across the sun on 11/11/19. A visible transit of Mercury across the sun is a rare event. The last one was in 2016 and the next will not happen until 2032. My plan had been to try to get pictures at intervals and then composite them into a single picture. The transit was already underway when the sun rose here in Nebraska and true to form it was snowing at sunrise. It continued overcast until the event was nearly over. I was having huge frustration but we did have some clear sky near the end and I was able to get a few pictures. I was surprised that the sun wasn't showing any sunspots. Mercury is the tiny dark spot at about 2 o'clock.

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@Curt - wow, Awesome!!!! Love that photo.

we watched it as well from the Needles, Canyonlands. A ranger had a telescope with a filter at the visitor center, very cool to watch!
 

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I noticed that someone posted a picture of the sun - our star- so I thought I'd post one too from the transit of Mercury across the sun on 11/11/19. A visible transit of Mercury across the sun is a rare event. The last one was in 2016 and the next will not happen until 2032. My plan had been to try to get pictures at intervals and then composite them into a single picture. The transit was already underway when the sun rose here in Nebraska and true to form it was snowing at sunrise. It continued overcast until the event was nearly over. I was having huge frustration but we did have some clear sky near the end and I was able to get a few pictures. I was surprised that the sun wasn't showing any sunspots. Mercury is the tiny dark spot at about 2 o'clock.

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that's cool, I somehow missed that.
I was able to get pictures of the Venus transit a few years ago, it was pretty cool.

And yeah, right now we are in a cycle without any sunspots
 

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