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  1. Thanks Mark. Next time I am out on my rock I MUST remember to take an audio recorder. I have heard lions, leopards, hyenas and lions and hyenas having a bit of an argument.
  2. Thanks everyone for the welcome. They are pretty amazing. Here is a MW shot with no tracking and just a few frames stacked. The nearest light pollution to me is a small town with a tiny amount of LED streetlights. I am basically in the centre of this light pollution map image, North of the town on the lake (Itezhi Tezhi).
  3. Hi all, greetings from the dark skies of Zambia. I am lucky enough to live in the true wilderness of a Zambian National Park (yep, sorry. Bortle 1) and while having been quite keen on astroscape type photography for a good few years (as well as wildlife obviously and landscapes) I recently got an ioptron skyguider to get more into astrophotography. All my gear is photo dedicated - Canon R6, 100=400ii, adapted Nikon 180 f2.8 (on its way), 24-105 F4, 16-35F5, 85 f1.8, Samyang 14mm f2.8 and Sigma 20mm f1.4. Plus a very sturdy jobu design tripod. I have been pretty happy with some of my first images, getting to grips with DSS, Sequator, and using APT to generally make life easier. The wilderness does have it's challenges - two evenings ago on my small hill nearby I was trying (and struggling) to get polar alignment when the faint roars of nearby lions started getting a bit closer so the session ended! Also while I am under dark skies, at this time of year wildfires cause a lot of challenges in terms of light pollution and haze with lower targets. Anyway I am falling pretty deep down the rabbit hole and hoping to learn here. As well as maybe share some stories. Real name is Gilmour!
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