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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D200
Shutter Speed
22/10 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 19, 2008, 5:19:42 AM
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One Night by Alexbalix One Night by Alexbalix
One Night starring at Mauna Kea (13,796ft), on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Time Lapse Movie

Taken from Mauna Loa on 8/18/08


Nikon D200
20mm f/2.8
ISO 400
30/1s X 900
Pclix LT100
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:iconmartina31:
Martina31 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
wow!
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:iconpkphotos:
PKphotos Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
fantastic ! :)
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:iconqueenofquills:
QueenOfQuills Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Writer
This made me smile it's that beautiful :) I love astronomy and this picture just summed it all up - only nature can draw such perfect circles! Great job! I have faved this ^^
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:iconadicus22:
Adicus22 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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:iconholyramsele:
HolyRamsele Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, first let me say that I am extremely impressed by your photo. And I myself would like to start with astro photography, do you have a few beginner tips to give?

I use a Canon 40D with a 17-85mm lens now, but I'm not satisfied with the result.
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:iconjoschua011:
joschua011 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
cool effect ^
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:iconjelle-lightart:
Jelle-LightArt Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Photographer
very cool!
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:iconserpentine-eyes1994:
serpentine-eyes1994 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Speechless :heart:
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:iconpink-rose14:
PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
amazing photo.
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:iconzebrrra:
zebrrra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
i like!
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:iconjoinnovate:
JoInnovate Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
900 fucking exposures mate? i was doing 100 this evening and my fingers were half dead at minus 11 degree. you are insane but the result is brilliant =) i hope it wasn't cold
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:iconalexbalix:
Alexbalix Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I use an intervalometer, I don't do it by hand!
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:iconjoinnovate:
JoInnovate Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ah ok, im looking forward to buy such a thing too. thx
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:icongermanottadnb:
GermanottaDnB Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Pendulum-In Silico :nod:
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:iconmandalshark:
MandalShArK Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb Photo
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:icondanielleminer:
DanielleMiner Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot
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:iconjacquelinebarkla:
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
featured [link] ;)
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:iconnaesk:
naesk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Fantastic!
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:iconoriontrail:
oriontrail Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Photographer
This photo is one of my favorite photos EVER!
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:iconayazahmad:
ayazahmad Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
impressive shot!
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:iconwolf-in-spirit:
wolf-in-spirit Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
very nice, beautiful! :D
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:iconasandor:
asandor Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Student Artist
great shot,was the focus set at infinite?
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:iconprincemypc:
princemypc Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
wow... stunning.. how long was the exposure ...
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great work
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:iconjaquesmayol:
jaquesmayol Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
wow
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:iconpavel-matveev:
Pavel-Matveev Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Great!
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:icononewhistle:
OneWhistle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Well done, I love it!
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:iconanonymonkey:
Anonymonkey Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely brilliant. I want to know how to do this....
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:iconcandicesmithphoto:
CandiceSmithPhoto Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
this image has been featured in "Letter N - Night", and can be found here: [link]

Hope you like it :)
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:iconnardan:
nardan Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
:party: Какая Звёздная Крутилка получилась !! ! :dalove:
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:icon000-n-000:
000-N-000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
awesome!
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sleepyeagle Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Wow... An spectacular shot. Love it! I used to live in Hilo and would trek up to the Saddle and usually up to Mauna Kea at night just to poke around and enjoy the view. Brings back nice memories... =D
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:iconjurajparis:
JurajParis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Student Photographer
stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D
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:iconquantuminnovator:
QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
You appear to have perfectly pointed Earth's rotational axis.
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:iconangelofgod87:
AngelofGod87 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:wow:
Wow... that's a stunning shot...

TTFN
Me
:)
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:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
The different colors of the stars are amazing. Stunning picture. :-)
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:iconbutterflies2heaven:
butterflies2Heaven Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
how long is its exposure?
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:iconyuan-y:
Yuan-Y Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
How you do that?!It's fantastic
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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
enchanting. like a gate to another dimension.
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cez4r Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Sry my bad :P featured [link]
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cez4r Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
featured [link] :aww:
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:icontractern:
tractern Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Holy mother of mercy! :o

Fantastic shot!
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:iconmjagiellicz:
mjagiellicz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured in best of 2009 news [link]
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:iconthe-shining:
the-shining Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic. I also liked to see the time lapse movie. :)
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Interesting. What kind of ND did you use in order not to overexpose the image.

Other than that, very impressive, I haven't seen longer startrails anywhere else. :D
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:iconstringoflights:
StringOfLights Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really incredible! The time lapse video was really cool, too.
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:icongonebonanza:
gonebonanza Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
stunning! :wow:
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:iconramblingidiot:
ramblingidiot Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009   Photographer
i just love it man! :) what powered the camera for the 10 hour exposure?
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:iconcoulombic:
coulombic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009   Photographer
Absolutely stunning. I don't think I've ever seen an image with longer star trails; kudos. As far as your settings, I was wondering if you used any noise reduction per shot, or if it's just straight out-of-the camera RAW files? Also, ten hours of shooting is pretty absurd -- did you somehow wire a contraption to give your camera consistent power, or did the battery grip last this long?
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:iconalexbalix:
Alexbalix Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
First off, thank you.

I shoot Jpg for several reasons. In order to keep the signal to noise ratio reasonable I don't take one long exposure, however, many much shorter exposures. This photo was compiled from about 950 concurrent exposures. With that many images it would be very difficult dealing with RAW; ending up around 8gb. Additionally, the camera must be able to save the image before the intervalometer takes the next shot. As it was, my interval was too long; looking at the full resolution, one can see gaps in the star trail.

Noise reduction isn’t necessary. When compiling the images in Photoshop, the noise actually overlaps and cancels itself. Basically I stack them together using the “lighten” option. The result ends up looking better than ISO 100, in my opinion.

As for power, I use the Nikon EH-6 AC Adapter (for the D200), connected to a portable large battery, like (not my model) [link] . I keep the battery grip in as a backup.
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