High Definition 400
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image from 24 frame sequence, showing Ursa Major on the left,
and Cygnus with Cassiopeia and Cepheus at the bottom right. Note
the lack of reds in the nebulosities! Stars are a little puffy
image, number 10 near Midnight. My FIRST meteor ever recorded
with the new Aurora Cam. It is to the lower right, and had to
be quite bright for the fish eye to pick it up. This was a sporadic,
the Bootids never showed this morning. Clouds moved in for a
while, but then it cleared up in a few frames. Of course I was
asleep during nearly all the sky shooting sequence!
From these results, this
film is terrible in recording the red hydrogen nebulas, and is
balanced more toward the greens and blues overall. NOT RECOMMENDED
for deep sky imaging of these commonly photographed objects.
Instrument: Aurora Cam & Pentax K1000 with 16mm Zenitar
Platform: Bogen Tripod
Film: Polaroid Hi Def 400
Exposure: 5 mins f/2.8
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 7/10
Outside Temperature: 25 C
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