Automated Camera with Fisheye Lens

8pm to 2am in one hour increments

Uploaded 9/19/04

 Here are selected images from a sequence lasting from early evening starting at exactly 8pm MST to 2am. These images were taken autonomously by our robotic camera system on a work day, while we slept. Taken only a few days ago, this lets observers and skyshooters know what is up in the late evening and earliest morning hours for potential targets on weekends. We hope you find this useful...

Shots are about 180 degrees diagonal corner to corner looking South East. Notice one thing - the horizon is the same in all shots. Thats because the barn door mount resets to start after the end of every 10 minute exposure automatically. The awful skyglow is the town of Payson, 3 miles due east.

8 pm 9 pm 10 pm 11 pm 12 pm 1 am 2 am Instrument: 16mm f/2.8 Zenitar Fisheye at f/3.5 Platform: Aurora Cam with Robotic Barndoor Film: Konica 400 Exposure: 10 mins Filters: NONE Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5100 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 15 C Processing: Photoshop CS HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS 


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