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Canon
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Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
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20/1 second
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F/1.8
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50 mm
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Sep 13, 2006, 8:10:41 PM
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Stars by Tiberius47 Stars by Tiberius47
THIS IS NOT STOCK ART!  DO NOT USE IT AS STOCK ART.

I have had many people using this as stock art without asking permission first.  I'm sorry to do this, but I won't be allowing anyone else to use it as stock art, even if you ask permission first.


My first real foray into the realm of astrophotography. Canon 350D, pointed straight up, 50mm lens, 20 seconds at f1.8. The sky above Blaxland about 8pm.

Okay, a bit of extra information, now that I've actually been able to figure out what the stars are.

This is the southern end of the constellation Scorpius. The three stars in a line on the left of the image are the tail, the bottom one being Lambda Scorpii, a.k.a. Shaula.

The bright bunch of stars just to the left of center is M7, a large bright open cluster. The bright star just below and to the left of center (just underneath the three little red ones) is M^, also known as the Buytterfly cluster. Just a bit further below that is NGC 6383.

On the right hand side, we have M8 as the pinky purple nebula, and further to the right of it, M20 (the triffid nebula) and M21.

The Wiki article on Scorpius is Here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpius , although the photograph here is actually rotated quite a bit in relation to the starchart on the page.

But that's okay, there's no up or down in space....

EDIT

Well, colour me happy. One of the images from this night has been used by HarperCollins on the cover of the newly released "For Darkness Shows the Stars"! www.harperteen.com/books/Darkn… I got credit and everything!
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AnoniMVictor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lower the iso , and fstop at 30 sec , iso 400 or 200 . max aperture and try again ... use a trepied ... See the difference 
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Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This was already shot at 20 seconds, so a change of less than a stop isn't going to make that much difference.  The aperture was already at 1.8, which was the widest that lens gets, and since I was using a 20 second exposure, I was obviously already using a tripod.
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Cidart Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice capture!! 
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Hartling Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
hello! your photo is gorgeous, I love how the stars have their own colour to them! It inspired me to make this piece hartling.deviantart.com/art/Re… :)
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Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
And if you look carefully, I specifically say this is NOT stock art.
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CarolinaBeeAraujo Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
sorry! :3 
failed my attention
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galaxypaws Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
can i use this as custom?
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Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sorry, but this is not stock art.
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galaxypaws Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
ok not gonna used it.
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