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    Prince Albert is close to Sutherland for a 2 nighter where this is.

    Star Gazing – Discover Sutherland

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    What else do you want to do in SA?

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    Oops... very old thread. Thanks kc.

    How was you stay in SA.

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    Default Re: Best locations in South Africa in February ?

    Well, it was great !
    Western Cape is MUCH better that the eastern provinces like Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KZN. And, according to satellite photos the latter provinces got again (like Feb 2013) far more cloudy skies while I had clear and dark skies in Westen Cape.

    Sutherland: Bortle 1
    Montagu (5km west of it near the Montagu Springs): Bortle 2
    Tulbagh: Bortle 3

    See my results on My pictures of the sky .

    Televue Genesis (10cm) shows nearly as much as my 40cm Dobson back home.
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    Wow, those images are truly amazing. Well done.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Re: Best locations in South Africa in February ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobus ZA View Post
    PS: As a noob I would love to ask some more questions later about your setup and techniques.
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    Well, actually I am too much of a noob to even ask the question properly. Do know photography though. Also own a 7D and have done some long exposure stuff. But not with a telescope and no special stacking software etc.

    What equipment did you use for those amazing images?

    Camera settings?

    Processing?

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    Lovely photos skysurfer

 

 
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