How did I get that gap between the plane lights? I actually caught the plane in two consecutive pictures and then used the Freeware program, Deep Sky Stacker to register and stack these two pictures along with 8 other pictures taken at about the same time into one picture. The two ‘airplane lights’ pictures were taken with the same settings (F3.5, ISO 1600) except for the exposure times which were 13 and 15 seconds respectively. I did have some excitement in thinking I had a picture of the comet just above some trees. I had changed the aim of the camera upwards a little more to better get pictures of the area around Mars and Denebola. This picture is one of a series with varying ISO and shutter speed settings. The banner picture at the top of the page is the original, while this one I ‘Photoshopped’ to brighten. This picture is cropped from the original that was taken at 5:56 am CST with the camera settings of: F3.5; 10 seconds; ISO 400.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.