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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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Dragoneye701 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
purdy
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:iconjorge-1987:
JoRgE-1987 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Good one!
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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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:icontiberius47:
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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:iconhartling:
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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:icontiberius47:
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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:icongalaxypaws:
galaxypaws Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
can i use this as custom?
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sorry, but this is not stock art.
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:icongalaxypaws:
galaxypaws Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
ok not gonna used it.
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:iconkeasly:
Keasly Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Hey. I'd like to use this for my student newspaper :') Do you have any rules or so? I'd credit + link back to you of course ;')
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
 Sorry, I had a lot of people using this without permission so I'm not letting anyone use it now.
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:iconkiriokus12:
kiriokus12 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
maybe l use this foar a piece of artwork?
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
As long as you credit me and give a link to the finished artwork.
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:iconmateusop:
mateusop Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Amazing photograph! Really, congratulations.
Please, tell me how could you get a 20sec exposure without any trail? 
Do you have any tripod with equatorial mount and the tracking motor? I was about to buy one of these...
thanks!
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope, this was very simple.  Just a camera on a tripod.  No tracking mounts.  There's no trails because the lens was a 50mm, so the stars didn't move enough to get a trail.
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mateusop Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I also use a 50mm f/1.8 to take pictures of stars, but may be the fact I live closer to equator (-19 deg) it may be the earth rotation is more significant here. With only 10sec exposures I usually get trails, like this one: mateusop.deviantart.com/art/Wh… Its not a big trail, but minor stars did not show up. If I push up the ISO, sky polution rises.

Thanks for the answer!
Keep on the good work
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot!

Yeah, I'm almost 34 degrees south of the equator, so you'd get a greater movement in the same time.
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ConceptDezines Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Thank you for the use of your stars, I used them here.  hobbyit.deviantart.com/art/Dan…
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This image was NOT put up as stock art.  I state in the description that I prefer people to ASK me before using it.
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:iconconceptdezines:
ConceptDezines Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I am very sorry if I did not read description very well. Would like me to remove it?
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No, it's okay now.  But please ask in the future.
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solarcat20 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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RossCoombs Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Any chance I can use this for a piece of artwork? I'm thinking of doing an eclipse themed piece, and this is just what I'm looking for! I'll be sure to link to your page:)
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries.
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RossCoombs Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uploading in like 2 minutes:) Check it out:)
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JiaJenn31 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Used here fav.me/d6k1nt7 Thanks !
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JiaJenn31 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Used here fav.me/d6j3ufj Thanks
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Sodacat1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
That's really good.. Can i use this on:
deviantartfinding.blogspot.com…
I'll give u credit and the link to your profile and stuff like that.
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay.  :)
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Sodacat1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Thank you!
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Sodacat1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Your photos are there now. (Just incase you wanted to know)
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:iconrairaiera:
RaiRaiEra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hi, is it okay if I use this for a photo manipulation?
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, just give me a link to the finished piece please and credit me. :)
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Larks-97 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Badass
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jasmineleeper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoops, here [link]
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:iconjasmineleeper:
jasmineleeper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your stars were featured here, thanks for the stock =)
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't actually put this up as stock art...
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:iconjasmineleeper:
jasmineleeper Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... Should I take it down?
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No, but ask permission next time.
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:iconjasmineleeper:
jasmineleeper Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, and sorry =(
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rikkylanov Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
could i use this to a picture im making ?
i would give credit c;
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay. :) Post a link here to the finished piece please!
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NoBrainBiter Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Pretty!
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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NoBrainBiter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
your welcome
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