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Uploaded by: katy99780

Sunday February 17, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Orion dominates our February night sky. Betelgeuse, the red giant on Orion's left shoulder, clearly showing a different hue form other stars. Bright Bellatrix on his right shoulder. Orion's belt is clearly visible, as is Rigel, just rising from the trees. Now we see Sirius, the very bright binary of two stars. One a white main-sequence star, the other a white dwarf.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: QuickTime 7.6.6

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YCbCr Positioning: centered

Copyright: [None] (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 15 sec.

FNumber: f/3.5

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 800

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: -4.00 EV (APEX: 0, 16 sec.)

Aperture: 3.62 EV (f/3.5)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 20.0 mm

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Color Space: sRGB

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Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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17. katy99780
5:24 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
Thanks Sharon! :)
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16. nanapoo
5:18 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
Fabulous! AC Congrats Katy :)
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15. katy99780
8:05 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Quoting PatagoniaArgentina:
beautifull picture, i will buy the canon T3 in a few weeks. do you have some negative comment for the camera? thanks for share and sorry for my english there is not very good hehe
PatagoniaArgentina, I love my Canon T3! No negative comments at all.

If you can afford it, the T3i is even better! (I can't afford it)

Yo amo a mi Canon T3! No hay comentarios negativos en absoluto.

Si te lo puedes permitir, el T3i es aśn mejor! (No puedo permitir)
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14. PatagoniaArgentina
7:37 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
beautifull picture, i will buy the canon T3 in a few weeks. do you have some negative comment for the camera? thanks for share and sorry for my english there is not very good hehe
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13. katy99780
7:36 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Okeedoky, I have never seen Orion laying down! He leans a bit to the east as he appears at dark, but he sails standing up and across the southern horizon over the course of the night.

We don't see him at all in summer, as our sky doesn't get dark then.

In this photo you see Sirius very low, Betelguese on Orion's shoulder, and if I had aimed the camera just a bit more to the left, we could have seen Procyon, for all of the Winter Triangle. (I'll have to keep that in mind..)
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12. okeedoky
7:30 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
You just answered my question in your response. After seeing your Orion-Jupiter shot, something wasnt making sense. I assumed (yes, I know) that you were shooting East being that Orion was just above tree-tops. Which meant that Orion was rising in the "standing up" position at your house and he rises in the laying down position at my house. Silly Okie. figured it out night before last and was going to ask if you were shooting South instead of East. Orion is just south of "straight up" here in Oklahoma so it took me awhile to envision him on the Southern horizon. Do you get to see the Winter Triangle?
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11. katy99780
6:36 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Thanks Wanda, Donna, Mary, Duane, the other Duane, Julia, Jim, Budsgirl, Michal and Larry!

Thank you Approvers!!!

This is so much fun!

Larry it was about 5 degrees below zero, and a 25 mph north breeze. It wasn't very pleasant, but I found a sheltered spot close to the house to set up.

Duane I have to look way down on my southern horizon, in your direction, to see Orion, so YOU are closer than I am! You could probably throw a rock to him! It wasn't you that said that, it was the other Duane.
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10. LarryD
6:03 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Love astro photos! What was the temp when you took this?
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9. Kajzar
5:32 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Just beautiful! Congratulations!
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8. Budsgirl
4:21 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Very bright... shows up so well! Nice commentary.

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7. gusbuster
3:49 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Beautiful stars, beautiful composition, like those starry nites, the wonder, the gazing, those precious moments-ttg
Jealous you get those kind of views.
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6. Doesiedoats
3:40 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Wonderful capture, Katy!

Congratulations on your new AC.
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5. RenoSoHill
3:23 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
hehe..hope you don't think I really said that...
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4. RenoSoHill
3:22 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Good one - but you are at the top of the world so your closer than the rest of us.........
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3. newenglandlight
2:20 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Beautiful shot Katy! Congrats!
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2. catilac
2:12 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Pretty starry sky, Congratulations Katy!
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1. Wanda1948
12:55 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Fantastic shot, Katy! Congratulations!
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I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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