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    Default What would you shoot besides the Milky Way this weekend?



    Greetings upwards-looking humans!

    I'm going on a Milky Way trip this weekend to a very dark island (here https://goo.gl/maps/WMTLhKUQrrE2). I'll be happy to get something decent of the MW but I was wondering if there was something else I should look out for.

    What else would you point your camera at?
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    Default Re: What would you shoot besides the Milky Way this weekend?

    Have fun on the trip! Hopefully the skies are excellent for you.
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    Default Re: What would you shoot besides the Milky Way this weekend?

    The area around Orion the constellation has a structure called Barnard's loop. It would be very interesting if you could capture that. Here is what I'm talking about: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160413.html

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    Default Re: What would you shoot besides the Milky Way this weekend?

    I meant to use this picture instead.



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    Default Re: What would you shoot besides the Milky Way this weekend?

    I agree with JT as above, the Barnard's Loop and the Lambda Orionis Nebulae are great targets for the wide field EP.

    Amazing targets for the ultrawide AP are the Eridanus Loop, and the Rosette with the Sharpless nebulae towards south.
    They all count to the Orion-Eridanus Superbubble, https://www.google.com/search?q=Erid...Szrd3qYd4eKRM:

    Another large scale object is the Cepheus Bubble with the famous Elephant Trunk Nebula,
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    Default Re: What would you shoot besides the Milky Way this weekend?

    I will shoot myself if this awful weather keeps up..
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    Default Re: What would you shoot besides the Milky Way this weekend?

    Thank you so much everyone! If I can't get photos of these at least I can appreciate them. I'll share whatever pictures I get. This was my favorite from my last visit.

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    Default Re: What would you shoot besides the Milky Way this weekend?

    Great pic!

    What would I like to shoot, THE CLOUD GODS

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    Default Re: What would you shoot besides the Milky Way this weekend?

    The moon will be pretty bright this weekend.... Won't you have issues gathering these types of photos?
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    Default Re: What would you shoot besides the Milky Way this weekend?

    Just checking clearoutside through Thursday, it looks like your only two one hour time windows will be Saturday 4 am and Thursday 7 pm, the rest of the time the full moon will be out so your chances of getting anything nice are very small. From Thursday on, add one hour of opportunity per day.
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