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All set for all sky!

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Paul
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« on: October 23, 2009, 03:29:38 pm »

Here's my all sky setup - I found the mini-Benbo tripod I bought for 35 in a shop in Cookstown with a view to using it for macro work is also ideal for pointing the camera straight up, something conventional tripods don't do at all well.

The Peleng's front element could do with a clean!

Coverage does seem to be the full 180deg across the diagonals, almost as much horizontally and about 120 deg vertically. There does seem to be a flare at the opposite edge to any bright light - the Sun it this case.

So all we need now is some clear sky!









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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009, 04:08:28 pm »

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ideal for pointing the camera straight up, something conventional tripods don't do at all well.
Why not just stand the camera on its backplate?

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all we need now is some clear sky!
I suspect a dew heater strap wrapped round the lens would be a Good Idea (tm) - round here I'd expect 5 mins without the completely exposed front element dewing up, and a dew cap / lens hood is clearly out of the question.

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 06:48:29 pm »

Nice setup Paul, I look forward to seeing what you'll get with this lens...leonids?  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009, 04:56:39 pm »

Excellent looking piece of kit Paul!  I'm watchong the results of this closely as i'm going to have to get myself one somewhere now and february when I go aurora hunting in Iceland!
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