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    Default The Big Dipper 20 sec exposure with a Nikon D 3100 at ISO 400



    I finally learned how to identify the big dipper in the sky managed to grab this 20 sec exposure single shot ISO 400 of the big dipper with a Nikon D 3100 using the 18-55mm kit lens with a bit of light pollution thanks to the Moon being in the West sky getting ready to set just after 10:30 PM EST.

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    Default Re: The Big Dipper 20 sec exposure with a Nikon D 3100 at ISO 400

    When your at a dark locale sometime try ISO 2500 at 18mm for about 15-20 seconds wide open. Lookin good boss.
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    Default Re: The Big Dipper 20 sec exposure with a Nikon D 3100 at ISO 400

    Very nice - need to get the focus a little sharper - hard to do with the viewfinder or even live view on the camera. If you zoom in tight enough you can see Mizar's double, just underneath it (Mizar is the middle star in the Dippers handle). Nice steady capture!

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    Default Re: The Big Dipper 20 sec exposure with a Nikon D 3100 at ISO 400

    A decent effort, thanks for posting!
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    Default Re: The Big Dipper 20 sec exposure with a Nikon D 3100 at ISO 400

    Very cool! Now you can find Polaris easy! It it wasent behind the trees
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    Default Re: The Big Dipper 20 sec exposure with a Nikon D 3100 at ISO 400

    Great shot of the dipper. I like the palm trees too!
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    Default Re: The Big Dipper 20 sec exposure with a Nikon D 3100 at ISO 400

    Nice image. Thanks for posting. Onwards and upwards as they say. Clear skies.
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