- Posted May 24, 2014 by
Howell, 48843, Michigan
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your views of stars and space
May Camelopardalis! Captured 3.
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: