ORION Captured! [☾ ~ #6]Saturday, January 28, 2012
It was a moonless and cloudless night, so I took out the camera to capture the stars! I had a hard time finding a good spot because the lamp post is very near to our house and it's obscuring the light of the stars. Also our the clothes string lines are obstructing the view. ><
|Wow. I never imagined there was actually this number of stars at night. Damn city light and air pollution.|
Good thing Sirius is bright enough to be seen in the LCD screen of the cam. It served as my guide in positioning the camera lens towards the sky.
|Orion spotted! :D|
The Orion constellation is very easy to locate, thanks to its distinct form in the sky. :)
|ORION (closer look)|
I learned that 25 seconds of exposure would already create star trails in your image. A tripod is a MUST in taking pictures of stars. The general rule in doing astrophotography is setting the camera to the longest shutter speed, biggest aperture, and highest ISO level.
I can't wait for the full moon! It's my target object on my next photography session. :D