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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    Polaris is not super bright and not precisely on axis with the earths rotation. Thats probably why its not as distinct as you expected

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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    so if I had a suuuuper long exposure, Polaris might have described a...doughnut ? lol thanks for the info, couldn't figure it out. stay safe
    notch codes ? I only use one film...

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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    A very bright doughnut -- the star may not be that bright, but it is in about the same spot the whole time...as seen in the posted example.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    I think my biggest challenge is going to be finding a smoke free night sky this next new moon
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    A smoke-free view FROM the moon you say. Yes, that makes sense.

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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    A smoke-free view FROM the moon you say. Yes, that makes sense.
    Smoke free so the stars will be visible
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    I was only pointing out the fact that the surface of the moon is the only smoke-free vantage point to set up a camera right now. As for viewing conditions from Mars, I'm there right now. It's cold, still barely twilight, and the entire sky dark orange. But perhaps the real Mars has more breathable air at the moment. The remains of Jose Basin have now reached my own lungs, but the air is nowhere near as unhealthy as two years ago when north Bay burbs full of plastic, oil, and aluminum were incinerating.

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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    Yeah, it’s night at my house out here in the Sunset district of San Francisco, with the added bonus of an orange sky. I’ve lived in the SF Bay Area for 36 years and have never seen anything like it.

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    Sorry to hear about all the fire

    I just posted my good times 1980 Polaroids from the forest

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Thoms View Post
    Yeah, itís night at my house out here in the Sunset district of San Francisco, with the added bonus of an orange sky. Iíve lived in the SF Bay Area for 36 years and have never seen anything like it.

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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    Thanks Randy. Where did you post your Polaroids, they sound like fun.

    Roger

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