Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.

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darknavyseal

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Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« on: March 13, 2013, 08:15:11 PM »
Preferably Australia or South America. I have some questions to ask the lot of you! So, please, if there are any FE believers/members living in the southern hemisphere, can you please let me know?

Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 03:41:23 PM »
I'm not a Flat Earther but I will be in the southern hemisphere soon. Are they generic observation questions or something only a flat earther can answer
I'd like to agree with you but then we'd both be wrong!

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 04:17:21 PM »
I counted only one South American. But there are a couple of Australians.

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« Last Edit: March 14, 2013, 04:23:56 PM by Homesick Martian »

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darknavyseal

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 05:33:26 PM »
I'm not a Flat Earther but I will be in the southern hemisphere soon. Are they generic observation questions or something only a flat earther can answer

In what area of the southern hemisphere? S. America, Africa, Australia?

Reason: I am trying to get 2 or more people verify that they can see the south celestial pole at night on the same day.

Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 05:45:25 PM »
You should specify southern hemisphere. im in south america but on the equator.

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darknavyseal

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 05:49:34 PM »
You should specify southern hemisphere. im in south america but on the equator.

Topic says southern hemisphere.  :P

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 03:41:50 AM »
Hi. Pretoria, South Africa here. 25.73 south. Let me know. I can also do a photo if you want... Will be fun! PM me - I might not look on the forum for a while.
lol - they actually believe the earth is flat!

Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 03:51:25 AM »
I'll be in Cape Town, around 34o south over Easter.
I'd like to agree with you but then we'd both be wrong!

Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2013, 11:12:48 PM »
Pretoria South Africa, Waterkloof Airforce Base

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darknavyseal

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 09:19:30 AM »
Pretoria South Africa, Waterkloof Airforce Base

Perfect.

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 11:16:59 AM »
I will likely be visiting the southern hemisphere this Summer (the northern hemisphere's Summer).
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darknavyseal

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 11:18:15 AM »
I will likely be visiting the southern hemisphere this Summer (the northern hemisphere's Summer).

Sweet. Do you have a camera that is somewhat above average?

Sidenote: Good God, change that avatar. lol

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 02:18:21 PM »
Parsifal is an Australian FE'er, if you want an experiment I suggest you PM him.

But let's cut through the filler, shall we? Is this about the sun's position in the sky? Distances? I rather imagine whatever problem you've discovered we have an explanation for, just because we've been doing this so long.

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darknavyseal

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 05:23:01 PM »
Parsifal is an Australian FE'er, if you want an experiment I suggest you PM him.

But let's cut through the filler, shall we? Is this about the sun's position in the sky? Distances? I rather imagine whatever problem you've discovered we have an explanation for, just because we've been doing this so long.

Haha, ok. I am trying to get 2 or 3 people in different continents south of the equator to take a long exposure photo pointing south. NOTE: I do NOT want anyone to look for the south celestial pole and aim at that, I want you to use a compass and point the camera south. Since we have several people who live in the southern hemisphere, I would like at least 2 people to take these photos on the same night.

The guys in South Africa could take one at the same time as the dudes in Australia, and we could determine if the south celestial pole can be seen opposite of North at the same time.

Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2013, 10:29:11 PM »
Pretoria South Africa, Waterkloof Airforce Base

Perfect.

Yeah count me out, no cameras on base... Sorry... At least for the next month while we testing new systems

Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2013, 10:52:30 PM »
I live in Australia,
Not sure of what to tell wife tho as to why I'm taking shots of the night sky ::)  maybe I do it when she does a night shift.  ;D hehe.

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2013, 10:54:27 PM »
I live in Australia,
Not sure of what to tell wife tho as to why I'm taking shots of the night sky ::)  maybe I do it when she does a night shift.  ;D hehe.

Because its pretty?
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darknavyseal

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2013, 11:36:08 PM »
I live in Australia,
Not sure of what to tell wife tho as to why I'm taking shots of the night sky ::)  maybe I do it when she does a night shift.  ;D hehe.

Because its pretty?

Tell her there is an awesome meteor shower....but then she will want to watch too.....erm....yeah, just tell her it's a guy thing.

So, can you all give me an estimate of when you are able to take the picture?

If you don't have a camera capable of long exposure, just take a picture pointing south, and I will try to find the stars that point to the south celestial pole.

Cheers.

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Rama Set

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2013, 11:38:23 PM »
I live in Australia,
Not sure of what to tell wife tho as to why I'm taking shots of the night sky ::)  maybe I do it when she does a night shift.  ;D hehe.

Because its pretty?

Why not use a compass?

Tell her there is an awesome meteor shower....but then she will want to watch too.....erm....yeah, just tell her it's a guy thing.

So, can you all give me an estimate of when you are able to take the picture?

If you don't have a camera capable of long exposure, just take a picture pointing south, and I will try to find the stars that point to the south celestial pole.

Cheers.
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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2013, 06:06:39 AM »
I live in Australia,
Not sure of what to tell wife tho as to why I'm taking shots of the night sky ::)  maybe I do it when she does a night shift.  ;D hehe.

Tell her the truth.  Tell her that you are taking pictures of star trails.  It's not as if star trail pictures aren't something worth trying just for the sake of trying it.  Just make sure that you have a good sturdy tripod and a shutter release cable that you can lock in the open position (assuming that your camera accepts a shutter release cable).  Alternately, there is software out there that will allow you to take multiple shorter exposure shots and combine them into a single long exposure shot.
http://www.markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html
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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2013, 06:18:56 AM »
Sorry guys about late post to your replies, so many new ones each day easy to lose track of new posts
I have a cannon 550D and a tripod, no shutter cable tho.
My sister might tho, as she is a photographer, I'll see what I can do.

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2013, 06:37:56 AM »
Sweet. Do you have a camera that is somewhat above average?
I'm afraid not. I usually use my camcorder for what little photography I do. It dubs as an average photo camera.
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Wolf

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2013, 12:43:59 AM »
Ok. It is now a good time to do this. The moon comes up relatively late and the skies seem to be clear now. I will take my photo tonight (sky permitting) and post tomorrow. I will not be able to get much of the sky in the photo because I live in a valley and I won't be able to go anywhere.
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Wolf

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2013, 12:59:09 AM »
Unfortunately it's been very cloudy now.  :) So no opportunity last night and it looks like I won't get a chance for a few days. Will post a pic as soon as the chance arises.
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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2013, 01:00:52 AM »
Yeah weather here is poo poo

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darknavyseal

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2013, 11:07:49 AM »
Thank you guys. Wolf, if it is possible to take 2 long exposure photos on 2 consecutive nights, that would be super.

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Wolf

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2013, 11:32:36 PM »
Hi. Ok, I have taken one of the two. It was a nice clear night last night. This was taken at 23:30 CAT and is a 14m14.2s exposure. For the ISO and aperture, this is about as long as I can do because of the light pollution in my area. I did quite a bit of photoshopping to filter out the blown out sky. You can clearly see Crux ;)

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darknavyseal

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2013, 12:27:04 PM »
Thank you! Awesome job.

Sidenote: I don't know where the Crux is, but I don't need to find it for this "experiment".

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Wolf

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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2013, 11:32:27 PM »
I took a photo on Friday night, but I haven't been able to get it posted yet. Will do this evening.
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Re: Shout out to FErs in the southern hemisphere.
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2013, 12:03:48 AM »
Sorry - life has been very busy... Here is the shot I got on Friday night. I used a different way of processing this. Looks quite cool! With more time, I'm sure I could also have gotten the stars to be their true colour. The quality isn't great, and that's because I did some processing after I had saved it for web... I don't have the original with me.



PS: To the bottom right, you will notice a satellite dish... ;)

As a point of interest about this satellite dish (and all those in my area), they all point quite up. As far as left and right are concerned, they point away from the high ground and directly towards the valleys. Also, the satellite dishes more north of where I stay also point in the same direction and point directly over mountains. :)
lol - they actually believe the earth is flat!