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Photographing stars

No, not famous people. I've always wanted to give astrophotography a try. I have some knowledge and would be interested in sharing it with others and learning what others have to offer on the subject. Anyone want to get out of town, set up some tripods and point our lenses skyward?

Open to suggestions for a time/place. If anyone is interested, let me know!

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  • Topher

    A lot of fun.

    April 8, 2013

  • Stephen

    Was a nice night, Other members brought a wealth of information to the meetup. Sky could have been clearer but was still fairly clear

    April 8, 2013

  • Topher

    4 of us are here. Drive straight into the park till you come to some gates which are closed and take a right.

    April 7, 2013

  • Stephen

    Front Gate will work. Hourly forecast says partly cloudy till 11 then mostly to completely cloudy so is anyone's guess.

    April 7, 2013

  • Sandi

    Where are we meeting at Jubliee Park? At the front gate?

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope you'll do this one again. Unfortunately, I have to leave early the next day for DC and should probably get some sleep.

    April 2, 2013

  • Stephen

    I called the Park and when they called back they said it was no problem. They further stated that if anyone asked that we should simply explain what we were doing and it should not be a problem. I urge everyone to call for themselves and be satisfied.
    That aside we have no specific place to meet, to actually set up and shoot. Jubilee is a big park and we shouldn't assume everyone will show up at the same time.

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe you already have but if not you had better check to see if they are even open or not. The last 6 times I have been out there the gate is closed and a sign on it. That is if your going to Jubliee

    April 1, 2013

  • Rob F.

    I've never done astrophotography, so I'm just guessing at equipment, but I'm thinking I'll need sticks, fast lenses and a remote release. Does anybody have any other equipment recommendations?

    April 1, 2013

  • Kelly W.

    I live in Roanoke, so it is a good drive for me to get to Jubilee. Would be interested in carpooling with others so I don't fall asleep on the road or get lost. Just let me know. Could meet up in Peoria first and follow your vehicle as well.

    March 20, 2013

    • Stephen

      Hi Kelly. I live in Peoria if you want to ride along or follow me let know

      March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kelly I live in Germantown Hills and plan on going. If you like you can ride with me.

      March 20, 2013

  • Kelly W.

    I am hoping to attend. What kind of equipment should I try to bring for night shots? I haven't really tried night shots before.

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Jubilee College State Park

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ever been to jubilee state park

    February 26, 2013

  • Kelly W.

    Any locations and dates figured out for shooting the stars?

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depends on the date

    February 17, 2013

  • Patty M.

    Depends on date and location, but sounds like fun!

    February 12, 2013

  • Jonathan S.

    Doing it during a meteor shower would be pretty cool, but the next one isn't till April (at least it'd be warm). Here's a list of meteor showers in 2013, as well as pictures from the meteor shower that occurred on January 3rd.

    http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

    February 10, 2013

  • Jonathan S.

    I'd like to go, but I work third shift, so I only could if it happened on a night I have off. I'd be a good chance to try the remote shutter lock on my camera timer I bought last year.

    February 10, 2013

  • Stephen

    What about Jubilee College State Park? I went there during a late summer meteor shower and the stars were brilliant.

    1 · February 10, 2013

    • Rob F.

      Do we need to contact anyone to be in the park after hours?

      February 10, 2013

    • Stephen

      I do not know. I believe the park is open until 10 or 11, however if this site is chosen a call to the park can answer all concerns

      February 10, 2013

  • Kelly W.

    I would love to find a place where there are no lights from surrounding towns where we can set up our tripods and shoot upward. I know nothing about how to do it, but just got my new DSLR for Christmas and would love to learn. YES! AWESOME!

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Ali C.

    I would be interested but depends on date, time, location. Sounds like fun!

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to some night photography.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I usually go out Rt.40 towards Tanners. Pull off on a gravel side road and set up.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my dream meet up! If it is a date I can go, I'm so in!

    February 9, 2013

  • Keith D.

    I would definetely be interested also. Depending on when

    February 9, 2013

  • Karen K

    I'm interested but it depends on the date. Was there a particular location you were thinking of trying?

    February 7, 2013

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