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#1 mttdxb

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:02 PM

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13 exposures taken from a Boeing 777 over the UK last August with A7R2 and 28mm F2.0.

 

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#2 TravelForPictures

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:27 PM

Wow!That is so cool!!


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:46 PM

in case someone wants to try this, a few tips & tricks... took quite a few attempts to get to this one

 

- biggest problem are the reflections in the aircraft windows.

- A380 is absolutely bad, the double glass is 5cm apart and the 2nd glass is reflecting badly

- 777 is a lot better, the glass is just 1cm apart and has very little reflection

- make sure you are not sitting above the wing (obvious i guess)

- make sure you are checking the milky way position of the flight path in Stellarium and then decide which side of the plane to sit

- take a dark cardboard that covers as much of the aircraft window as possible and cut a hole into the centre for the lens to go through (alternatively the backside cover of your inflight magazine will do the job ;-))

- use a lens hood and press it against the aircraft window to fix the camera position

- use manual focus, once focus is OK and exposure is acceptable, take a series of pictures (20-30 at least) without moving the lens.

- exposures between 0,4 and 0,8 seconds seem to be the max that works unless you are flying in really smooth air

- process in DeepSkyStacker or manual alignment.

 

good luck...


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#4 Wanderer

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:03 AM

Good info. Was wondering about shots through a plane window. However wonder what the seat mate or stewardess thinks of the window shenanigans in these troubled times when you pull out your sheet of cardboard with a hole cut in it.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:29 AM

Beautiful shot!

 

Thank you for the detailed info regarding how you got it mttdxb. My first thought after taking the image in was how did they pull it off.

 

Congratulations,

 

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#6 mttdxb

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:27 PM

I think the paranoia is something that is US specific ;-) usually people are quite excited and ask for a copy of the final picture ...

 

 

Good info. Was wondering about shots through a plane window. However wonder what the seat mate or stewardess thinks of the window shenanigans in these troubled times when you pull out your sheet of cardboard with a hole cut in it.




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