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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D80
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758/10 second
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F/3.5
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18 mm
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Jun 13, 2007, 3:58:48 AM
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Starry Night by Alptraum125 Starry Night by Alptraum125
Some random nook in the Rincon Mountains, just east of Tucson. 4 a.m. It took a few monsters to get through this.

While the sky, as well as the horizon, were both completely pitch black when I took this, the camera obviously picked up the fringes of light from the sun as the sky was only a matter of minutes from beginning to brighten up.

Comments above :+fav:s appreciated!
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xX-BVB-Xx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
I used it here: [link]
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coobcakes Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Stunning. :0
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JohnDamen Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
It's really beautiful and I can't help but wonder what it would have looked like a half hour or an hour earlier.
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simple-squamous Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
what mount do you use to move with the rotation of the earth?
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Alptraum125 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Actually, this was taken on a fixed tripod. I shot it at ~18mm, though that's more like 30mm once converted digitally, but because the angle was so wide I was able to get a full exposure within a bit over a minute. I toyed around with exposure times and this was about the maximum exposure I could get without increasing the exposure time and consequentially getting streaked stars. If you look at [link] you'll see what that star streak turned into once I pushed the exposure to a few minutes long. Even with this photo, if looking at the full-res version, there is some streaking to be noted. The best bet to minimize the streak, or at least use it to an advantage when shooting from a fixed tripod, is to point to the zenith of the sky (~the north star). That way at least a small amount of stars remain perfectly in focus, un-streaked, no matter how long the exposure, while the stars surrounding it streak in a circular motion.

Thanks for the question though! I hope this helps some...
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simple-squamous Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I will try that!.. thank you very much!
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homestar455 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008   Photographer
Wow, living in the city, I've forgotten there were that many stars out there. Nice capture.
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osksta Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
I was to eager to wait for your permission, so i just assumed it. Thanks a lot. Here is the result: [link]
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osksta Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
id like to ask for your permission to nclude this image in a photomanipulation project. Of course i will give you credit
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Nicolo37 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Just lovely, so peaceful and beautiful. It really helps you appreciate wide open spaces and early mornings.
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