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Apparition

Uploaded by: mactoot

Thursday September 5, 2013

Midland, MI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Dust clouds in the Milky Way.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 550D

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 350.00

y-Resolution: 350.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Digital Photo Professional

Artist: Timothy T Wenzel

YCbCr Positioning: centered

Copyright: 2012 (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 70 sec.

FNumber: f/2.8

ISO Speed Ratings: 1600

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: -2147483648.00 EV (APEX: 0, -2147483648 sec.)

Aperture: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 17.0 mm

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FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 3456

PixelYDimension: 5184

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 5728.18

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 5808.40

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

RelatedImageWidth: 3456

RelatedImageLength: 5184

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7. YouKnowWho
1:02 AM GMT on September 06, 2013
Very cool!
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6. Wanda1948
8:33 PM GMT on September 05, 2013
Fantastic shot! Congratulations!
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5. gardner48197
4:01 PM GMT on September 05, 2013
Wow, what a beauty!! Gotta love Northern Michigan!! Congrats on the new AC!!
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4. CybrTeddy
3:34 PM GMT on September 05, 2013
Ah, good to know. I wasn't aware of the details under "view exif." That just tells me to read the directions before posting! :)
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3. mactoot
3:28 PM GMT on September 05, 2013
Yes CybrTeddy - RenoSoHill is correct. This setting allowed maximum exposure without too much star trailing. I am fortunate enough to live in (very) rural Michigan, surrounded by large tracts of farmland and state forest. When I happened to look out the door this AM I was shocked by the intensity of the stars, so I started my day very early!
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2. RenoSoHill
3:13 PM GMT on September 05, 2013
Great catch - Congratulations on the AC

CybrTeddy
Click on the "View exif" under the photo to see his settings. This was iso of 1600
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1. CybrTeddy
1:08 PM GMT on September 05, 2013
Oh wow, impressive. What kind of ISO setting where you using for this? I've been planning to get into astrophotography more often, so I figure using an ISO of 3200 will work. I have the displeasure of living in Florida, so I have to resort to Photoshop techniques to reduce light pollution.
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NOW RELEASED! "River Serene" is a collection of inspiring and memorable instrumental/New Age/Celtic pieces embracing four themes: water, love, light and dreams. Available at all online music stores. My first CD (March 2012) "Mountains Take Wing" (Timothy Wenzel), is a "stunningly visual" fusion of acoustic and electronic New Age music - with a Celtic twist. It won a New Age Album of the Year award in 2012 by New Age Music World. My second CD "A Coalescence of Dreams" was released October 2012. Click on "Visit My Website". Or visit me at Facebook:Timothy Wenzel: New Age Music VisionsAvailable in most online stores.

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