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Small Forest Fire On Horizon
Apparently 800 ISO is the highest you can set this camera to before you are introducing more noise in the camera than Photoshop would introduce when it raises the brightness. I do sometimes shoot at 6400 ISO just to get a sense of how the image is composed.
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Milky Way Over Big Bar Ranch
Internet for the win! astrometry.net was able to identify the stars and tell me what I shot. This is a 95.8 x 144 degree image.

The super Bright Blob on the left is likely Jupiter.
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Faint Milky Way Above Trees
The contrast/lighting difference between the trees and the sky is quite difficult to overcome. I settled for a bit of "marine fog".
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2016 > Faint Milky Way Above Trees

Milky Way Over Quiniscoe Lake
Milky Way Over Quiniscoe Lake
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Milky Way Over Pyramid Mountain
I put the camera out on the dock and left it shooting and went back to bed. The sequence started at 12:08 am and finished at 1:22am for 73 photos. The images are taken every 62 seconds. The exposure is 30 seconds at f2.8 and ISO 800. The camera was set in manual mode so the exposure didn't change.

The mountain is called pyramid mountain.
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Moonrise Behind Trial Islands Lighthouse
This is a composite of two photos. The foreground image was taken at 9:39pm, the second was taken at 22:08pm (moon rise was at 22:04). The first image was f8 for 4 seconds.
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Moonrise Over Trial Islands Lighthouse
There are a whole bunch of things wrong with how I took this. Exposure was every 2 seconds and this is 100 frames long (3 minutes, 20 seconds). Exposure was f 5.6, 1/320th of a second at ISO 400 which was about 3 stops too faint. The f5.6 was dictated by the long lens setup and the 1/320th of a second was to reduce motion blur.

The biggest problem was the tripod. It was quite windy out (you can see the flag flapping) so the camera was actually blowing quite a bit. All of these frames were aligned by hand from the silhouettes of the house and lighthouse. I have more frames of the moon rising into the night sky, but I can't align them because I have no fixed part of the frame. It was so dark that even fully ramped up, I can't see the light house building.

I was surprised how much the moon is distorted - it isn't round and the face is blurred by changes in air density. I can understand why people usually take pictures of churches in the mountains rather than lighthouses on the horizon.
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Milky Way From Whytecliff Park
90 frames x 30 seconds each is roughly 45 minutes of tripod time. I first started shooting at 13 second exposures and it took me a few minutes to realize my mistake (those frames were discarded). The camera wasn't very level when I shot it (hard to get right when so much of the frame is black) so these images are cropped.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2017 > Milky Way From Whytecliff Park

Comet NEOWISE Stack
This is 64 images stacked. The noise is definitely improved. It was taken from the top of Mount Douglas with about 30 other people around.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2020 > Comet NEOWISE Stack

Best Neowise Photo
This is the best single exposure. It was 4 seconds which is roughly what it took to see it on the back of the camera. Naked eye, the comet was invisible, probably because of the light in the city.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2020 > Best Neowise Photo

Beach Sky
Sky time lapses are hard. I started taking photos at 10:56:40 on July 21st and ended at 11:46:10. I took a photo every 33 seconds roughly for 92 exposures. The exposure was 30 seconds long.

The town on the horizon is Powell River.


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Milky Way Over Forest
It was nice to get a shooting star in there.
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Looking South Over Ferry Jetty
This is a shorter exposure than North - 72 exposures, roughly 36 minutes. I thought the glow from the city would be worse than this, but the city is around the corner with a mountain in the way.

You can see some airplanes near the horizon - they are likely going to YVR. You can also see that the equator is roughly in this image - the south pole is well over the horizon.


John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > December 2015 > Looking South Over Ferry Jetty

Star Trails Facing North At Porteau Cove
These are 30 second exposures stacking in photoshop. There are 75 images here so about 37 and a half minutes. (It's actually longer because there is a gap between one image ending and the next starting. The bright stars on the right are the handle of the big dipper.

You can see a single shooting star in this image.


John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > December 2015 > Star Trails Facing North At Porteau Cove

Porteau Cove Facing North
The flow is from Squamish. There is one asteroid streak in this movie.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > December 2015 > Porteau Cove Facing North

Milky Way And Lighthouse At Stanley Park
I saw a post on the internet on how to bring out the milky way in very light polluted locations. I tried their procedure and sure enough - you can see it a little bit. There is also a meteor in this shot - the perseid meteor shower was starting.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2016 > Milky Way And Lighthouse At Stanley Park

Spotting Scope With Meteors
Spotting Scope With Meteors
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2016 > Spotting Scope With Meteors

Colourful Milky Way With Beach
Colourful Milky Way With Beach
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2016 > Colourful Milky Way With Beach

Milky Way With Beached Stump
Milky Way With Beached Stump
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2016 > Milky Way With Beached Stump

Big Dipper Over The Trees
The camera was propped up on a picnic table and angled up using my wallet . At 28mm, I don't have a very wide angle lens. The moon was out which is why the trees were so well lit up.
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