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I guess this is /out/ related.
It's summer, so it's stargazing time. You did learn all 88 constellations and major star names, right, /out/?
What are the best and worst spots?
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>>2159587
>worst
in the city
>best
as far from the city as you can get
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>>2159614
>Be me
>Live South to the city
>Look north
>Stars are less visible
Ffs
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kinda shit thread but ill bump with shit photos
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>>2159587
>I guess this is /out/ related.
Yes it is. Thank you
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>>2159587
Even from the city you can see deep sky stuff with a telescope. I live in a bortle 6 city and I can see the ring nebula from my 6 inch telescope in my backyard.

pic related is a moon photo I took.
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>>2159587
How much does the moon cycle actually affect how many stars you can see? Should I only go stargazing on a new moon or does it matter?
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>>2159829
it makes a huge difference and will make or break a stargazing effort if its out and not obscured/ in crescent
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>>2159811
heres some from my buddies camera thats better at this than mine
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I thought I caught an aliens but anon said it's a satellite
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>>2159829
>>2159834
So if I’m planning to go stargazing I should only go on a new moon or the days either side?
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>>2159855
yeah anything around a new moon should be fine
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>>2159855
New moon is better.
By the way, I've found Andromeda (galaxy) today with my bionculars. Pretty neat.
Only 4 billion years until the big crash
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Can anyone rec a telescope/camera for a complete newfag&poorfag? Bonus points if somehow it can filter light radiation to a degree, I live a few miles outside a big city.
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>>2159961
>By the way, I've found Andromeda (galaxy) today with my bionculars. Pretty neat.
You sure about that anon? What time were you looking -- andromeda is only visible at like 4 AM in the summer time, only giving you an hour or so until the sun rises and it's too hard to see.

I always find fall is the best season for stargazing, you get orionids + andromeda + enough of the milky way
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>>2159855
For the most part, yeah.

The rise/set of celestial bodies plays a part of it too. For example: its a full moon and you want to check out saturn. saturn rises at 930, but the moon doesnt set till midnight. Do you ditch your viewing on account of the moon, or stick it out for prime viewing hours?
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>>2159855
Yeah, the full moon is literally a bright, sunlight-illuminated rock.

Have you never hiked in a full moon before?
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>>2159963
dont even bother with astrophotography unless you have more time and money than sense and youre extremely passionate about excruciatingly minute details. I say this as a fan of the activity
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>>2159970
It was 1-2 AM.
It was only faint, but it was definitely Andromeda. Couldn't see it with the naked eye though, only with binoculars.
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>>2159625
That's great since the milky way is towards south, unless you're in southern hemisphere I guess
>>2160073
>tfw I managed to take this shot with just a phone and tripod and some editing to remove some noise
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>>2159587
What are some good places to stargaze in the midwest?
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I wanna go stargazing and use phone apps to identify and learn constellations, but there's no app that supports the Southern Hemisphere.
Literally every app ive tried only shows shit in the Northern Hemisphere.
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>>2160518
>needing an app to learn the stars
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>>2160518
I use Sky Map, it works for both hemispheres, as far as I know.
The naming of the constellations is written in Latin, though. Not really a problem, but it's harder to learn them.
The lights out function is also good.
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>>2160523
Also, it uses a less common illustration for the Hercules constellation.
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>>2159587
Thanks to civilization, this view is harder to acquire year by year.
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>>2161023
Before, all you needed to do was drive further away from the cities.
But soon there will be no escape
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>>2161027
its getting bad I see more and more planes at night in the backcountry too
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>>2161027
I can't believe Wall-E was actually a prophecy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmG5tUCrrsA&t=60s
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>>2161882
I honestly like seeing satellites. It doesn’t spoil the view for me, and I think the motion they add makes the whole scene more enjoyable not unlike seeing a shooting star. Also it’s my understanding that they’re only illuminated just before sunrise and just after sunset since they’re being shaded by the earth as the travel around the far side.
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>>2159963
Binoculars, marine ones preferably. Cheap second hand ones
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>>2160508
https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/
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>>2160518
Buy or print out a planisphere
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>>2162018
its cool initially but wears off after several outings where youre deep in the backcountry and just want to stargaze away from the hives. Its only going to get worse
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>>2162031
whats going on in north dakota?
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>>2162465
you'll see similar bright spots in alaska and russia and other non-populated areas that have large mining operations
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>>2159587
>It's summer, so it's stargazing time
Not this far up north. Maybe I'll see the stars again in about a month.
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Gulf Coast anon here. Summer is hurricane/monsoon season so no stargazing until late October at the earliest.

I personally use Clear Dark Sky. They have a lot of good sites listed, some run by local astronomy groups.

https://www.cleardarksky.com/
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>>2162470
but its the size of the chicago urban sprawl how is that possible?
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>>2163323

Lots of little oil and gas flares spread out and then get merged together due to the way satellites read atmospheric light?

See: http://www.lightpollution.it/worldatlas/pages/faq.html

Also see: https://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2013/01/16/169511949/a-mysterious-patch-of-light-shows-up-in-the-north-dakota-dark
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>>2163352
ah ty anon this is interesting
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I saw the most stars in my life in Hereford Oregon.
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bump
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Anyone here ever successfully photograph any messier objects?
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>>2166439
Nah, I'm a poorfag, and those type of cameras are expensive af.
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>>2159587
Kissimmee State Park is a dark sky zone and I think summer is the best time to see the Milky Way in Florida. However, summer in Florida is also... Well, summer in Florida. Maybe next year.
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>>2160518
I live in the southern hemisphere and literally no app I tried had that problem. But ifyou need a recommendation try SkySafari, it's probably the most complete one
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>>2159836
Thanks for the cool photos anon.
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>>2167352
Np anon. have a few from last year before I figured out the focus on my camera
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>>2167377
woops wrong photo
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all of these were just me leaning my camera against a rock so theres a lot to be desired but theres not a lot of OC ITT so ill continue
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>>2167386
fug
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I'm going out to a desolated place in the first week of August, hopefully I can take a nice shot
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>>2167388
>missed focus on once in a lift time shot
big oof
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>>2168535
im lucky i even had the camera tbqh. its a shitty little mirrorless that was not designed for stars. oh well
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>>2159812
hey i saw the starlink train too

i was out in the kickapoo valley in Wisconsin last week and saw a really cool phenomenon. it was pretty foggy and humid close to the ground but crystal clear above, and it looked like the stars were poking through the fog. hard to explain but it was very very cool looking, kinda spooky
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what shutter speed/focal length/aperture are you guys using?
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>>2159836
That's stunning. Thanks for sharing!
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Anybody have a kit worked out for people wanting to get into astrophotography (DSO specifically, but anything works) running <=$2k?
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>>2168518
where anon? what camera?
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>>2159587
Beginner telescope recommendations? I read celestron 127eq is shit but most places recommend them.
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I use an app called stellerium. I noticed it was the program being used at a local star observatory to track the stars/planets. Highly recomend.
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>>2172349
can confirm stellarium is GOAT used it in my applied astronomy course in college to help plan remote control viewing sessions
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Nobody else saw those three moving dots just left of Jupiter last night?
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>>2172577
Those would be moons
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>>2172156
Do not get an equatorial mount. Get the largest dobsonian you can reasonably move/store. I would recommend an 8 inch dobsonian from any of the big brands
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>>2172594
Nah man, they were way off and moving downwards
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>>2167384
Very cool, anon. This is my new wallpaper.
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>>2172862
hey np anon. have some similar shots
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