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Fixed Tripod Astrophotography And The 600 Rule

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:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: © Greg Gibbs. You may NOT use, replicate, manipulate, or modify any images in this tutorial without my permission. All Rights Reserved.

I wanted to do something to thank the over 1000 people who watch my work here on DA. Your support is greatly appreciated.

A basic guide to fixed tripod astrophotography. This is my first go at producing a tutorial of sorts. I hope you find it helpful.
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Date Taken
Jun 26, 2012, 10:21:24 PM
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Altair75's avatar
A fantastic, versatile and easy-to-read guide in a nutshell! :D (Big Grin) 
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You're welcome. ;) (Wink) 
Rubber-Band-Of-Doom's avatar
This is great!  Incredible shots too!

Might I have your permission to print a paper copy of this to add to my charts for field reference?  I'd really appreciate it! :)
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Thank you so much :D Sure
Rubber-Band-Of-Doom's avatar
No problem!

Thank you so much :D
JamesGravell's avatar
How I've never stumbled upon this I'll never know. A thousand thanks for this information.
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petermvdw's avatar
Wow this is really helpful!! Thanks for posting it. Do you use a special program to layer pictures?
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You told me this before but I am glad you posted it.
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Halcyon1990's avatar
Thank you so very much! 
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Domin-hater's avatar
Amazing toturial! Thanks a lot :)
Too bad I live in The Netherlands (actually, it's a great country to live in, but not if you want to see stars :P) and I have to travel for hours to only catch a glimp of the milky way. Western Europe has the most light pollution on earth :(
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Thank you so much :D Glad you liked it
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Thank you so much :D Glad you liked it
zoomzoom's avatar
how far into the night do you do that? 
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What do you mean? 
zoomzoom's avatar
let me rephrase it... do you just wait till full darkness and start shooting or till middle of the nigh?
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