posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 04:02 PM
It's almost an year since I posted a photo on this thread, and now that I finally have a digital camera again, I can take the photos that I want.
Yesterday, when I got home, I decided to use the opportunity of having a clear sky to try to photograph some stars, and this is what I got (this is
one of the best photos, I don't have a tripod good enough and I had to take the photos in a somewhat difficult position).
Last week I did the same, but with a longer exposure time (the above photo was taken with a 5 second exposure) and zoomed in to maximum, and this was
I couldn't understand why all the photos looked like that until my sister said that it was not a result of camera shake, it was a result of the stars
moving during the 16 seconds exposure when seen with the full optical zoom (24 X) of the camera.
This one was taken in January, during another clear sky period.
This time I didn't post the full size photos because they are too large (4000 x 3000), but if anyone wants a full size copy just ask.
PS: for those that ask why there are no stars on the photos taken on the Moon, my Moon photo has an exposure time of 1/320 seconds, 1600 times faster
than the first stars photo.