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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    The AE chip is not important for star photography, but can be helpful if you want to use the lens for daytime photography.

    The "enthusiast"-level Nikons (everything from D7000 and up/newer) can meter and work properly with an un-chipped lens in Manual and Aperture-priority modes, although the meter may be slightly less accurate (some metering modes don't work and the camera defaults to something else).

    The cheaper Nikons may only work with an un-chipped lens in Manual mode.

    But, since star photography is all done in Manual mode, this is not important for star photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    HahaMarius. I wrote earlier the same question but decided against posting, was scared someone will think I'm dof
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    It is an app that helps you to plan night shots. It tells you what will be where and when, and specifically also the milky way's galactic centre, and at what angle the milky way will be. It has some sort of setting where you can basically hold your phone up and get a pretty good idea of what your photo is going to look like.

    Google it, it really looks rather amazing.
    I knew I will get exactly this thought in my mind after selecting images after searching it on google

    But I did check out the site, looks pretty cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Does anybody here use photo pills?

    And if so, would you be prepared to do a few calculations for me on a few selected dates and locations?
    Hi Peter

    I have The Photographers Ephemeris (TPE) ios app, but believe most functionaility is available in the web app version from desktop web browser for free. Ios app cost 8.99 usd. They added nightmode with milky way with galactic center (brightest part) & main constellations including celestial poles in 2015 update on ios app. Poles are nice for star trails planning & galatic centre & moon phase for milky way shots. Unfortunately has not really used it much yet, but appears similar to 2d mode of potopills.

    Not sure if nightmode is in android & web desktop version, as never used it and only appear to have training videos for night mode on ios.
    There is also an android version. Photopills is only ios currently.

    Maybe give it a try.
    http://photoephemeris.com/

    For the rest, this is the one Peter was after. http://www.photopills.com/articles/h...mented-reality
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    Sorry, looks like TPE nightmode is also only available on IOS
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    Thanks guys, a forum member has helped me out.

    Also, if anybody is inferested, there is a freeware program for most computer operating programs which does the job (although my mickey mouse laptop struggles to operate it correctly). It is called Stellarium.

    It is great for planning any type of star photography. Just make sure you down-load the 300 page .pdf manual as well... very powerful provram.
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    Some of these Shots would make AMAZING wallpaper or large prints

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    I gave this a go a few years ago and was not happy with the results at all.

    I revisited this a short while ago as I have an opportunity later this year to have another go so I and to-re try my post processing on the files.
    Just fooled around with one, results seem to be a bit better.

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    Played a bit with stars and milky way photography the past weekend, with the results attached.
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    Nice shots gentlemen.
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    Quiver tree. Close to Blutkuppe, Namibia.
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    Superb picture Peter,...............just stunning

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    Thank you meh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Quiver tree. Close to Blutkuppe, Namibia.
    Stunning one.

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    Peter, looking at your photo I realised how much I still have to learn... excellent!!!
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    Thank you Johan65 and HJB01
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    Photopills BETA has been released on google playstore for android.

    Just bought and dowloaded. So far impressed. I love to point phone to horizon and to be able to see exactly where milky way are. Love the augmented reality. Definately better then stellarium. Also big fan of stellarium.

    Well people have always recommended photopills. Now at last i also can enjoy this great app on android.

    Used planit but for me it always required the ability to pick phone up point it and get your stars.

    Anyway. More on photopills here

    www.photopills.com

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    Here is a 20 second exposure, well lit by the moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merwe Erasmus View Post
    Here is a 20 second exposure, well lit by the moon.
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    You guys are posting some really fantastic artistic shots!!!

    Here is a slight variation. Taken with my Panasonic FZ1000. Tripod of course. 1600mm equiv.
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    Taken on Mount Sheba. New moon this time. Canon 7D, Sigma 10-20 (@10mm), F4, ISO 6400

    t=20s (looking west)


    t=30s (looking north)


    I did rotate the camera to get a level "horizon" so the two pictures don't line up as they should.
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