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Ninja
08-14-2010, 04:55 AM
One night late but nevertheless drove my V70XC to see the Perseids meteor shower. Still saw about 10 an hour, but they were very hard to capture on camera even at ISO 6400. But the Milky Way was spectacular, as you can see below.

For those who are interested, here's the technical data:


Nikon D3
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm F2.8
ISO either 3200 or 6400
Aperture either 2.8 or 4
Exposure 20 to 30 seconds


The brightest star is Jupiter. You can probably see a meteor towards left (much brighter in real life).

http://www.mikazuki.com/xc/p1.jpg

Milky Way and my V70XC. I love the reflection of stars on the hood :)

http://www.mikazuki.com/xc/p2.jpg

http://www.mikazuki.com/xc/p3.jpg

http://www.mikazuki.com/xc/p4.jpg

http://www.mikazuki.com/xc/p5.jpg

I used the remote to turn off the exterior lighting of the V70XC split second after the exposure began to ensure the car doesn't get over exposed.

Christov_Tenn
08-14-2010, 05:29 AM
Those are spectacular photos

ifnt420
08-14-2010, 06:45 AM
Awesome photos!
We need high resolution ones. [thumbup]

Ninja
08-16-2010, 05:00 PM
Went to Mt. Rainier for the spectacular view of Milky Way... almost hit a huge deer on the way back.

My 2002 V70XC with Mt. Rainier and the setting moon in the background.

http://www.mikazuki.com/xc/mw1.jpg

Milky Way behind Mt. Rainier at night

http://www.mikazuki.com/xc/mw2.jpg

V70XC and starry sky... you can see the camper's lights on the mountain, too.

http://www.mikazuki.com/xc/mw3.jpg

Ocean Racer
08-16-2010, 05:56 PM
awesome mate!
Let me upload the shots of the Milky way from downunder :D
I will create a new thread from a drive report.

Ninja
08-17-2010, 12:30 AM
awesome mate!
Let me upload the shots of the Milky way from downunder :D
I will create a new thread from a drive report.

Awesome, can't wait to see the Milky Way from the southern hemisphere!