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    Posted May 24, 2014 by
    Howell, 48843, Michigan
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    Your views of space and stars

    May Camelopardalis! Captured 3.

    May Camelopardalis!

    Well I decided to give it a try early this morning.
    I got up 1:30am, started the imaging.
    Overall the media set my expectations too high.....I viewed from 1:45-3am and very few visible to my naked eye.

    3 of my captures are legit "May Camelopardalis", as they radiate from the Camelopardalis region, by North Star.
    2 others captured are "stray's".

    These shot with my new 70D on Canon 15-85 lens @ 15mm, ISO800, 20sec, f3.5.
    Very little PP done, upped exposure 0.7, Set WB to 4,200k:

    This is composite of 2 images that were actually sequential frames, so these 2 came within 40 seconds of each other. 2:33am EDT.

    I re-positioned the camera slightly (actually re-checked focus via live view 10x with my reading glasses on)
    The big one is 3rd legit, the other 2 are the strays I referred to above. 3:14 EDT.

    ISS flyover happened at 3:40am EDT and happened to be in my FOV.
    This is composite of (5) 20 sec images.

    They appeared lower to the Horizon than what I expected, I'm at 42.6°N .

    This is closer crop to see how big this streak was in the sky:

    This crop allows to see the size and colors better than the wide angle view:

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