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Magellanic Clouds
Makhado South Africa - Canon 450D, 50mm f1.8 lens
Posted by Doug on March 23, 2010 Full Size|

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Reply Doug
1:20 PM on March 24, 2010 
Flamencopaul says...
To help your identification use Stellarium or Cartes du Ceil, and set the observatory coordinates to those of Makhado - provided you have the time you took the photos you should be able to identify the objects without too much trouble. Needless to say, I'm very jealous! Hopefully see you at this weekends star party.


I have got Cartes du Ceil (Sky Charts) installed on both my main PC (Vista) and on my little eeePC under Linux. The problem is, that I have not been that organised and as a result I have not noted the direction in which the camera was pointing when taking the images.... well that's my excuse anyway. I take your point and I will use a combination CduC and the internet to try to establish named objects. I have cleared with my better half a trip down to the Star Party on Saturday night, so all being well will see you there.
Reply Flamencopaul
9:54 AM on March 24, 2010 
To help your identification use Stellarium or Cartes du Ceil, and set the observatory coordinates to those of Makhado - provided you have the time you took the photos you should be able to identify the objects without too much trouble. Needless to say, I'm very jealous! Hopefully see you at this weekends star party.
Reply Doug
6:19 PM on March 23, 2010 
Bob says...
Im glad you got some of these Doug, I was awe struck when we were out their in 2003.

Bob, thanks for the comment, the views of the sky (for 8 out of 10 nights) far exceeded my expectations too. Although the mount and counter-weights etc. added about 7Kg to my baggage it gave me something to do in the evenings. I took probably 100+ photos most of which were not much good due to star trailing especially using my 70-300mm lens. I now have to try and identify some of the more obvious objects. I tried to get Orion but had problems as it was almost at the zenith.

Doug
Reply Bob
5:49 PM on March 23, 2010 
Im glad you got some of these Doug, I was awe struck when we were out their in 2003.