Meteor Shot Cropped (fire astronomy mountains sky nighttime ). Photo by polymorph
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Meteor Shot Cropped

Uploaded by: polymorph

Tuesday June 11, 2013

Embudo, NM (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: A cropped variant of the last shot showing the apparent meteor above the smoke plume with a little more detail.

Image Description:

Manufacturer: SONY

Model: NEX-5N

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: GIMP 2.8.4

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

PRINT Image Matching: 106 bytes undefined data

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 25 sec.

FNumber: f/2.8

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 3200

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 2.00

Brightness: -6.43 EV (0.04 cd/m^2)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 255

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 16.0 mm

User Comment:

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 3117

PixelYDimension: 2080

File Source: DSC

Scene Type: 1

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 24

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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6. chimay
6:41 PM GMT on June 21, 2013
This is fantastic. I love the sky out there. We just bought a house in Taos and plan to move there from Oklahoma in about 9 months. It will be so good to be out of the city and see the sky.
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5. katy99780
11:26 PM GMT on June 17, 2013
OMG you've done it again Mike! I feel like I am traveling through space and time... and it's wonderful!

It's amazing what is going on in the heavens above, and we just don't see it with our plain old eyes.

Congratulations for this World View!

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4. polymorph
7:53 PM GMT on June 12, 2013
Quoting llpj04:
Awesome! How many frames was that?

I took 994 photos between 9:56pm last night and 5:48am this morning.

The camera is a Sony NEX-5N that has the internal UV/IR cutoff filter removed for better night photos. In retrospect I found that the unmodified NEX cameras do nearly as good of a job with less white balance hassle.

Each exposure was 25 seconds at ISO3200, f/2.8 on a 16mm fixed e-mount lens. I allowed about 2 seconds between frames to write the JPEG image to flash before taking the next one, so I averaged just over 2 frames per minute.

I compiled the JPEGs at 24 frames per second using free "Time Lapse Assembler" software for Mac.

I recorded some audio of crickets near where the camera was stationed that I meant to insert as a soundtrack, but was so sleepy when I did it I forgot this morning until after I posted it.
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3. newenglandlight
7:31 PM GMT on June 12, 2013
Awesome shot and time lapse!
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2. llpj04
6:12 PM GMT on June 12, 2013
Awesome! How many frames was that?
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1. polymorph
4:33 PM GMT on June 12, 2013
Here's the time lapse:

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