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A job with a view | by skypointer2000
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A job with a view

This image was taken from the flght deck of an airliner cruising at 35'000 feet over southern France.


Airborne astro photography is probably one of the most frustrating things you can do. Even under good conditions, I normally get about 98% blurred exposures. If I expose longer than 5 seconds, the success rate drops to virtually zero.


However, if you are lucky enough to capture a sharp image, the result is very rewarding. That's why I keep trying. In this case, I was able to get 2 usable shots out of an automated sequence of 250 exposures.


Below average, but good enough.



Canon EOS 6D astro modified

Samyang 24mm f/1.4

Delkin FatGecko suction mount

Single exposure of 5s @ ISO6400

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Taken on September 13, 2017