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GoPro Hero 4 Black
384 twenty second continuous nightlapse exposures
Average of all images subtracted from each frame using StarStax in "Comet mode" with "short trails"
Video created with GoPro Studio in original 12k resolution
Exported to 1080p with QuickTime Player
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more cowbell...
a Canon 6D body
a Canon 400mm 5.6L lens
132mm of Kenco macro extension tubes
a Canon 2X tele extender
a Canon 580EX strobe on the camera as master
a Canon 430EX II strobe about a foot above the flower as slave
jpeg from camera with no post-processing or cropping
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star trails with a puzzling object that appears at about midnight

edit: not as puzzling as I previously thought
lots of things end up like that
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windy afternoon
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why the bird seed vanishes so quickly
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I've been playing with image enhancement and noise reduction ideas.  I used a program to average 200 time-lapse images of the sky taken over 2.5 hours.  I then combined the average image with a single one of the set.  I used the difference of a percentage of the single image.  Some of the stars visible here may be as dim as magnitude 5 or 6.
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Clearly it is possible to get very dim stars or for that matter them anything else. Now that there is a very clever enhancement, almost anything of dim light would be improved. I wonder if there is any IR to be discussed with anything.

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At the surface of Venus, it's so hot and the pressure so high that the 4-tonne landers' terminal velocity is under 20 miles per hour - no parachute for final descent. "Ten probes from the Venera series successfully landed on Venus and transmitted data from the surface of Venus." It's too dim down there for solar power, but don't worry because your vehicle won't last more than a couple of hours anyway.
Venera-11 and Venera-12. Soviet scientists again skipped a launch window to Venus in 1977, while preparing the next lander mission. It included a battery of new experiments to analyze the atmosphere, clouds and surface rocks. It also included new high resolution color cameras.
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African Violet Afternoon 
GoPro Hero 4 Black,
modified to focus at about 1 inch
5 second time lapse interval
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Aiming a "bird lens" at house plants by using 100mm of macro extension tubes with a 400mm lens.
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Life in this world
has become both 
much better and worse
since 1966.
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a night sky viewed in the context 
of the continuing difference 
between
the average
and the trend
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Superb.

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I'm surprised to see M45 this easily from a crop of the GoPro's 3mm lens and a 30 second nightlapse.
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That seems to have worked very well. It might be possible to use a better camera and it does not have to be up for more than 30 seconds to get a picture.
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