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Fixed Tripod Astrophotography And The 600 Rule

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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.
Image size
1200x2360px 1.63 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
ISO Speed
3200
Date Taken
Jun 26, 2012, 10:21:24 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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A fantastic, versatile and easy-to-read guide in a nutshell! :D (Big Grin) 
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Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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You're welcome. ;) (Wink) 
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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
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No problem!

Thank you so much :D
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How I've never stumbled upon this I'll never know. A thousand thanks for this information.
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Glad you like it. :D
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Wow this is really helpful!! Thanks for posting it. Do you use a special program to layer pictures?
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Glad you like it.
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Awwww thank you
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Glad you like it :D
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You told me this before but I am glad you posted it.
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Glad you like it :D
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Thank you so very much! 
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Glad you like it :D
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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
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how far into the night do you do that? 
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What do you mean? 
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zoomzoomProfessional Digital Artist
let me rephrase it... do you just wait till full darkness and start shooting or till middle of the nigh?
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