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Polaris - North Star | by Steve's Astrophotography
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Polaris - North Star

This is a 7 min exposure of Polaris. I was using this shot to calculate my Mag/sq arc-sec at a dark site 30 mins from my house. It was the darkest sky I have ever seen and the sky was about 21.9 Mag/sq arc-sec. The clouds were coming in so I didn't get anymore photos. What caught me by surprise was how bright the zodiacal light was and that the clouds were just black holes in the sky. The clouds gave an appearance of dark nebula. Looking forward to going back. All that was done to this photo was a slight curve adjustment. These skies are going to make processing a whole lot easier.

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Taken on April 1, 2010