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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 28 f/1.8

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss X2

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6

Resolution: 4272x2848

Dates: June 7, 2014

Locations: Manhattan - NY

Frames: 1x10" ISO1600

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.02%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

RA center: 283.662 degrees

DEC center: -28.825 degrees

Pixel scale: 37.539 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 167.442 degrees

Field radius: 26.762 degrees

Description

APOD June 14, 2014 http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140614.html

The conditions were "good", clear sky (at 11km surprise me if it were the contrary), zero light pollution (Bortle 0), the problems were mostly technical: make a long exposure on something that moves at 598 mph (960 km/h).
The only solution was to make an exposure as short as possible, but capturing enough light, so I used a 28mm f1.8 wide open, setting the canon to 1600iso ( the maximum for my 450D) trusting that then during the post-processing maybe I could push to 3200 or 6400iso, for the exposition I went to attempts from 30 seconds down, I took 93 pictures of which only one good (with 10 sec exposure).
To obtain the highest possible stability I put the Gorillapod between the armrest and the fuselage, covering me with a blanket to block all reflections coming from inside.

Image taken on board a British Airways 747-400 on a flight from New York to London.
Time: 01:00 NY time zone
Location: Over the Atlantic Ocean, about 220 miles (350 km) from Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Altitude: 37000 ft (11000 m)
Speed: 598 mph (962 kmh)
Outside Temperature: - 68° F (-55° C)

Canon EF 28 f1.8 @ f1.8
Canon EOS 450D, 10 sec, 1600 ISO

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