New Technique Challenge - Astrophotography

November 27th, 2018
Thank you to Lynn @rumpelstiltskin for hosting the previous challenge vanishing-point. I have chosen Astrophotography for the new theme. I've chosen this as its an area that I have some interest in if not that much success. It will probably suite our northern hemisphere members the best as its currently a few weeks from the winter solstice where the daylight is at its minimum. But there will still be plenty of opportunities in the southern hemisphere as well if not quite the level of darkness!

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The competition will run from today 27th November for 5 weeks until the 6th of January as I appreciate this is a busy time of year for us all!

There are a few notable events coming up in December such as the Geminids meteor shower around the 14th December or the full moon around the 22nd December. In the UK there are also ISS passes in December as well. There is a Wikipedia link with some pointers below plus a link with how you can take shots with a smart phone if you don't own a DLSR.

There really is no limit to the imagination on this one so lets get outside in the dark and look up! (weather permitting) :)

Please feel free to post your entries below to keep this theme live.
November 27th, 2018
Haha! My first thought was that this challenge was being set by someone in the Southern Hemisphere as it’s getting a tad cold here in the North 🙃... i’ll have to give this some thought,.. I’m not sure there’s much really visible in big city skies... and definitely not now as we’ve been overcast for days... but I do want to give this a go!!!
November 27th, 2018
a lot of people may have to try ettr technique, perhaps find a link on that for them Richard, I love taking photos of the stars and havent had the motivation, hopefully the sky will clear so I can get myself out there!
November 28th, 2018
@kali66 Thanks I will have a look and and a few more links. I know there is the night cap app for IPhone that produces some pretty impressive long exposure shots for those with out a dlsr.
November 28th, 2018
@northy Thanks. I nearly put wrap up warm but figured our Australian members would laugh!
November 28th, 2018
Very cool idea - this will motivate me anew - i love the night sky - well I will do again when the clouds clear.
@kali66 anytime soon that grey sky will clear. Believe that summer is on the way!
December 2nd, 2018
Had a quick go at catching the ISS tonight so thought i would post it here to keep the thread alive. This is tripod mounted 30 second exposure you can just make it out in the lower middle of the imagr unfortunately the cloud covered the sky af this point so i couldn't get a bettet shot. Also of interest the morning star Venus will be close to the crescent moon in the morning so would make a great shot for the challenge!
December 4th, 2018
I always love a reason to go out and shoot the moon. Perhaps this time I shall find a different location instead of my back yard. I'd love to get a shot of the moon just above the horizon but trees block that view at home.
December 4th, 2018

@olivetreeann it's well worth doing. If you can find some water even better as it creates a moon beam!
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