A&P Meteor shot

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    Well i decided to go out and try to snag a couple of pics of the meteor shower last friday. The funny thing is that my best shot came while i was goofing around with my composition. I managed to do everything wrong and yet get it right. I shot into the city lights, caught a car on the far right, shot too low, and held my exposure too long.

    Oh well i like it.

    Anyone else snag similar picks this last week?

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    BTW i caught Saturn as well. I never thought i could with my 70-300mm, but i did.:hsd:

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    That Saturn shot is very impressive (especially since the rings are at a very shallow angle to us right now so theres not much to see.)
     
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    Thanks. I was quite stunned that i even caught it in the first place. When would be a good time to catch more of the rings???
     
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    November 2016.

    (Not kidding.)

    Saturn today:

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    Saturn on 17 Nov 2016:

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    Edit: Can't embed the images because they're created dynamically in the NASA servers. :hs:
     
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    Update:

    Looks like i was wrong. Seems like i caught Jupiter and 4 of its moons. Man i love this stuff!

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    Hehe it happens. Especially if you can't get in close enough to see the cloud belts. You should try to adjust the shutter time to properly expose Jupiter though. You might actually be able to make out the belts.
     
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    Good point. I tried to process it in LR2, but its just so small and i really didnt get any details. I think a well composed shot would do the trick though.
     
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    Those are great! :bigthumb:
     
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    Awesome, one of my coworkers who is a big photographer actually is having it printed on metalic paper to hang it up, I feel epic.
     

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