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by clanny
15 Apr 2010, 13:43
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Firework bangs and a High Rocket? Seen from Dalgety Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 2506

Could it have been a chinese sky lantern?
by clanny
21 Aug 2009, 16:45
Forum: Places
Topic: Perseid photographing location
Replies: 7
Views: 6112

I kept an eye out of the study window whilst I was writing up my final project. The moon looked shrouded in Coulds and there weren't any obvious clear spots in the sky so I didn't bother. Once this uni work is out the way I'll spend a bit more time looking for some decent photo opportunities.
by clanny
12 Aug 2009, 11:08
Forum: Places
Topic: Perseid photographing location
Replies: 7
Views: 6112

Cheers. I'll take some test shots to get the exposure/aperture etc correct first. I guess what I'm asking is - is there a rough distance you have to be from a settlement to get a good sky view or is it all geographical? I'm prepared to travel say an hour each way for a decent location (I have to lea...
by clanny
11 Aug 2009, 23:41
Forum: Places
Topic: Perseid photographing location
Replies: 7
Views: 6112

Perseid photographing location

Does anyone have any suggestions for somewhere to try to get some good shots of this from? I'll need somewhere with minimal light pollution of any kind. I'm hoping to get a shot or two like this:- http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46186000/jpg/_46186687_perseid_spl_226.jpg
by clanny
31 May 2009, 23:22
Forum: Astronomical Events
Topic: Shooting star
Replies: 0
Views: 2956

Shooting star

Tonight 11:20 pm heading west to east. Lasted for several seconds. It was so bright that I was attracted to the movement despite cycling along a well lit road in the middle of a well lit oil refinery with a peaked safety helmet and tinted safety glasses on!
by clanny
08 Mar 2009, 22:10
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: What I saw from my driveway on Thursday
Replies: 1
Views: 2143

What I saw from my driveway on Thursday

I decided I'd try and get a picture of it. I had to crop the original down quite a bit but I was very impressed at the result. Not so bad with a handheld canon 400D, sigma 70-200 @200, F4.0, 1/500th sec, iso 100 and -2 stops exposure. Shows you just HOW bright it was! http://farm4.static.flickr.com/...
by clanny
08 Mar 2009, 21:24
Forum: Meetings
Topic: star party [weather permitting]
Replies: 11
Views: 6077

I was gutted to have found out about this the day after. Must pay more attention.  :evil:
by clanny
07 Dec 2008, 00:02
Forum: Astronomical Events
Topic: Jupiter-Venus conjunction
Replies: 20
Views: 10606

I only found out about this at about 18:30 and there was too much cloud to see by then, but I did see it driving home the next night. Here's a couple of the shots I took. Any post capture processing tips would be gratefully received. As the light was fading.... http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/30...
by clanny
12 Mar 2008, 12:59
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Gordon Thomson is sponsoring us
Replies: 2
Views: 4227

Gordon Thomson is sponsoring us

Which is great. BUT, how do we get in touch with him to discuss an achitectural project? There's no link or phone number  :lol: .

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