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Stargazing

Matthew Parks and I went out to shoot the Geminid meteor shower together last month. Around 2AM the clouds started rolling in, making astrophotography next to impossible. However it nicely reflected the lights of Bangor and Brewer and lit up the ground enough to shoot a spherical panorama of us stargazing in the field. Orion and Jupiter are clearly visible in the brightest part of the sky. Click the photo below to pan and zoom around.

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Shot with a Nikon D700 @ 15mm, f/2.8, ISO 2500, 30 seconds. I turned the LED flashlight on for about 12 seconds during one of the exposures. I took 2 rows of 6 photos plus two extra shots of Matthew and I. The other two photos are stereographic projections pointing up for a full sky view and pointing down for a “little planet” view.

Gallery

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Geminid meteor shower

Geminid meteor shower article is here: http://www.aaronpriestphoto.com/geminid-meteor-shower/

 

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