Jayling

Jayling

Good evening and welcome over! There's been an influx of hundreds of new folks over here the last 2 days and all I can say is - wow! (lol) I would like to ask for your cooperation though - please leave the flat earth/sphere earth remarks at the door. I've seen so many channels taken over with hateful remarks spewing forth from one side to the other and I really don't want that here. We have so many kind and thoughtful people on this channel I'd like to keep it light. I hope you understand. Thanks so much. :)

Anyway! Tonight we have a 69% lit Moon over in the SSE, a low setting Jupiter in the SW, Saturn over in the South and Mars in the SE sky

By the way, the nifty bluetooth Nikon remote ML-L7 doesn't work when the hdmi cable is plugged into an external monitor. aargh! (lol). Hopefully that'll get fixed in a firmware update (crossing my fingers). Zooming in and using the remote to focus is nice but I can't even use it since my camera is hooked up to the external monitor via hdmi. I will say that the remote is cheaply made with those squishy buttons, just my opinion though, and that's going to make it difficult to navigate in the dark.

7:39pm to 8:15pm, Tuesday Sept 18, 2018, NE Ohio, 76°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Sky Safari Pro app

I was quite pleased tonight to get all 3 planets of Jupiter, Saturn & Mars with the P1000 using Manual Movie Mode, Manual Focus, ISO 400 upward, Shutter Speed varied. I did have to go out right as the sun had set so the sky was lighter out then and still couldn't see Saturn on the monitor, which is problematic.

New Azden SMX-30 stereo/mono microphone which has an automatic power on/off.

Still no solution for the lack of audio on the Atomos Ninja Flame.

7:57pm to 8:25pm Saturday Sept 15, 2018, NE Ohio, 89°F - SW, South & SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x Optical Zoom & 500x Digital Zoom

I am so sorry for the length, I know everyone's time is precious so dislike taking up too much of yours, but I had a lot to get through tonight. I've been having a frustrating experience with the Nikon P1000 so far. Some may be because of a learning curve for this old gal but there's quite a few negatives which has me rethinking this purchase. (I know me and I'm pretty sure I'll be keeping it lol).

After reading the specs and watching so much of the pre-release videos, I thought this would be my Canon 80D on Zoom Steroids, so my expectations were quite high, but that's on me.

A major improvement I was looking forward to was being able to record onto an external monitor/recorder - and that was my first extremely frustrating experience. I can't get the audio to pass through to the Ninja Flame. I worked hours upon hours on this to no avail. The camera was set to the clean HDMI out settings, I swapped out my Pearstone 4k micro hdmi cable with a different one - no go. The Flame doesn't recognize the camera but did at least know it was an hdmi device with 1080p, so at least it could record the video portion, but no audio even though the audio levels would move on the recorder. I tried changing the audio options on the Ninja, used the internal and external mics on the camera - but still it's been a no go. A search of the internet didn't bring up anything either. Frustrating. If anyone has a solution for this please let me know, I'd appreciate it greatly. :)

Then there's the audio from the onboard camera - it's horrible! I thought it'd be more similar to the P900's which I didn't think was awful, not the greatest but still usable, but on the P1000 it is atrocious. I realize that camera mics generally suck, but this was far worse than I had anticipated. A nice feature on the P1000 is being able to hook up an external mic, of which I did.

Now on Thursday evening I had tried to get Mars and Saturn but that was such a frustrating experience. I couldn't even see Saturn on the monitor no matter what settings I used, even at the highest ISO - it was pure luck that I eventually was able to get it. This would be my first experience with the super duper zoom of 3,000mm (x4 for 12,000mm), and the quality was so poor at the highest end for the photos they were unusable. The video part didn't come out too bad though. With Mars I had the same issues with the quality of the photos and the video was equally as bad. I basically use the same manual settings on all the other cameras, a slight change here and there, but even making drastic changes didn't help. This could be old lady error too, except the image quality at the highest end not being suitable at all - just my opinion though.

Nikon uses a NRW raw file for this camera and my favorite editing software didn't recognize it. I did attempt to use Nikon's software but found it lacking. I really like the on1photo raw program and hope they support this soon.

I have to admit that the bulk of this camera is almost too big for my hands. The weight isn't horrible but it's not something I'd be able to use handheld like the P900, but the girth of this thing is massive. I do have a hard time just lifting it off the table and must use 2 hands.

I was surprised that the highest ISO was only 6400 as I was hoping for higher. There are little niggles of which ISO setting can be used during video depending on what settings, etc are used.

Menu diving to turn hdmi on or off can be a pain when switching from Movie to any other mode. Might need to try a User setting for that, if it's possible.

Anyway, I know this may sound like nitpicking and do apologize if coming across that way - it's just been a frustrating experience so far. Now onto the positives - it takes incredible pictures & video during the daylight. I think they're better than the P900, just my opinion though. These types of cameras do have trouble in low light.

Oh my, I've written an essay already and didn't even touch on Hurricane Florence - sorry! Anyway, there was a 31% Crescent Moon tonight, which is now tomorrow! (lol).

8:10pm to 9:02pm Friday Sept 14, 2018, NE Ohio, 78°F - SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Jewel (J7409's) channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qqz5LFywdY&feature=em-uploademail

Jewel lives in Beaufort County North Carolina along the Pamlico River

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

Jewel (J7409's) channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qqz5LFywdY&feature=em-uploademail

Jewel lives in Beaufort County North Carolina along the Pamlico River

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

I am so sorry for the length, I know everyone's time is precious so dislike taking up too much of yours, but I had a lot to get through tonight. I've been having a frustrating experience with the Nikon P1000 so far. Some may be because of a learning curve for this old gal but there's quite a few negatives which has me rethinking this purchase. (I know me and I'm pretty sure I'll be keeping it lol).

After reading the specs and watching so much of the pre-release videos, I thought this would be my Canon 80D on Zoom Steroids, so my expectations were quite high, but that's on me.

A major improvement I was looking forward to was being able to record onto an external monitor/recorder - and that was my first extremely frustrating experience. I can't get the audio to pass through to the Ninja Flame. I worked hours upon hours on this to no avail. The camera was set to the clean HDMI out settings, I swapped out my Pearstone 4k micro hdmi cable with a different one - no go. The Flame doesn't recognize the camera but did at least know it was an hdmi device with 1080p, so at least it could record the video portion, but no audio even though the audio levels would move on the recorder. I tried changing the audio options on the Ninja, used the internal and external mics on the camera - but still it's been a no go. A search of the internet didn't bring up anything either. Frustrating. If anyone has a solution for this please let me know, I'd appreciate it greatly. :)

Then there's the audio from the onboard camera - it's horrible! I thought it'd be more similar to the P900's which I didn't think was awful, not the greatest but still usable, but on the P1000 it is atrocious. I realize that camera mics generally suck, but this was far worse than I had anticipated. A nice feature on the P1000 is being able to hook up an external mic, of which I did.

Now on Thursday evening I had tried to get Mars and Saturn but that was such a frustrating experience. I couldn't even see Saturn..

After 8 days of drenching and thick gray skies, the Sun finally escaped for a few moments. It looks quiet with this type of view and equipment. But more importantly, lets use whatever Gifts we have inside of us to steer that dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Florence out to Sea and calm those winds. :)

12:08pm to 12:22pm Wednesday Sept 12, 2018, NE Ohio, 83°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

There's been a lot of buzz lately about the tilt of the Moon shifting and I haven't weighed in because until today I hadn't seen the Moon since the 25th. Quite a few questions have come up about this.

When reading the comments from people on some other channels and listening to the speakers it appears that it's become a bit confusing, at least to me. It seems that many people use terms like tilt, rotation, spin, turning, spinning, axis or angle when trying to explain what they're seeing, but each of those terms seem to have a slightly different meaning for various people. At least that's the take I got from reading them.

If they're referring to the face of the moon turning throughout the day from left to right then that's what I normally see and film. The tilt of the face can look different from one location to the next also. It's possible that they're referring to something else though, I'm just not sure. Anyway, I just wanted to share in case this helps.

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Nothing new, just our 3 floating wanderers of Jupiter in the SW, Saturn in the South, and Mars in the SE sky. Well, we did have a shot of Spica twinkling over by the obscured Venus and Arcturus sitting high and mighty in the West.

8:20pm to 8:55pm Sunday Sept 2, 2018, NE Ohio, 83°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

No luck with Venus tonight, the horizon clouds put her to bed early this eve. So we start off with Jupiter in the SW, then a bit of a ramble about Friday night's airplane with the white light solidly lit and me shifting realities or dimensions or universes (lol). All the planes I've ever seen at night from my backyard would have just the flashing lights on, even the white ones would strobe. There isn't a runway near me that a plane would have their runway landing lights on so I don't know what was up. Anyway, then we head over to Saturn in the South and last again is Mars in the SE sky.

8:20pm to 9:04pm Saturday Sept 1st, 2018, NE Ohio, 78°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

I didn't get lost tonight (lol). We only had a few seconds to film Venus in the SW before she got taken out by the trees, then a trip over to the Big Guy - Jupiter. From there we head up to Saturn where it seemed to be just floating in midair, and our 4th capture was the Planet Mars down low in the SE.

8:33pm to 9:17pm Friday August 31, 2018, NE Ohio, 75°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Or maybe it should be titled - 'Jayling gets lost in the dark and misplaced ole Saturn.' (lol)

8:28pm to 9:14pm Thursday August 30, 2018, NE Ohio, 80°F - SW, South & SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Dodge 'em Cloud Night.

8:43pm to 9:13pm, Tuesday August 28, 2018, NE Ohio, 83°F - Saturn in the SSE, Jupiter in the SW, Venus down low in the clouds over in the WSW, and Mars ducked through the clouds in the SE sky.

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Thanks to Heed the Seen for the idea :)

Still learning & testing of the program.

All 4 Planets of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn & Mars scaled 100% from the Canon 80D with Tamron Lens zoomed at 400mm and digital zoom of 10x. They start at their approximate spot and in their captured travel speed. Well, poor Venus had to be started up by the tree because it was so low in the sky it would've only made 1 frame of the video (lol). But Jupiter is placed right above itself, Saturn to the left of itself, and Mars was in the willow tree.

From footage shot Saturday August 25, 2018 between 8:33pm & 9:17pm in NE Ohio.

Edited in Final Cut Pro X 10.4.3
Music Theme 'Travel' from in the program
Royalty Free

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

The goofy 'Planet Crashing' testing starts at 7:31 (lol)

In reference to the ancient tales of the Comet Venus striking Mars with electrical discharges - you can find documentaries and playlists over at the Thunderbolt Project, narrated by David Talbot.
Symbols of an Alien Sky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7EAlTcZFwY
There's also Playlists like 'Discourses on an Alien Sky'

8:45pm to 9:17pm Monday August 27, 2018, NE Ohio, 80°F - Venus setting in the WSW, Jupiter also heading down in SW. Over in the SSE was Saturn still rising, along with Mars in the SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

We have to begin with Venus in the WSW sky before it dips below the trees, then over to the Big Guy, Jupiter in the SW. After the duo, we head over to Saturn in the SSE and then switch cameras from the Planet Hunter Canon 80D over to the Nikon P900 for the Full Moon rising in the SE (99.8% lit). Finally by that time we're able to get a view of Mars over in the SE also.

8:33pm to 9:20pm Saturday August 25, 2018, NE Ohio, 73°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

10:15am Saturday Aug 25, 2018, NE Ohio, 73°F - SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

2 nights in a row of the 4 planets along with the 95% Moon. At the very end we take a look around the outside edge of the bright moon to see what is probably critters torpedoing around it.

8:46pm to 9:48pm Thursday August 23, 2018, NE Ohio, 69°F - SE & SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

We begin with Saturn in the SSE then over to Jupiter in the SW. Next up is Venus in the WSW and finally the Moon cleared the trees for a view. The surprise for me tonight was Mars actually crawling out from behind the trees and stopped playing silly buggers with the leaves (lol).

8:42pm to 9:27pm Wednesday August 22, 2018, NE Ohio, 63°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

We begin with Saturn in the SSE then over to Jupiter in the SW. Next up is Venus in the WSW and finally the Moon cleared the trees for a view. The surprise for me tonight was Mars actually crawling out from behind the trees and stopped playing silly buggers with the leaves (lol).

8:42pm to 9:27pm Wednesday August 22, 2018, NE Ohio, 63°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

A myriad of sky and weather systems on Tuesday from drab gray & raining in the morning to a nice clearing with the beautiful blue and puffy white clouds, then to the sun shining and it raining at the same time but only for 2-3 minutes stopping as quick as a sprinkler being turned off. Strange weather anymore.

The Moon was in the SE with Saturn over to the right of it, Pluto to the left but it didn't show up in my photos, only the Sagittarius stars did. Venus was setting over in the WSW while Jupiter was descending over in the SW.

Alberto Ghizzi Panizza is the person with the Nikon P1000 who has captured some nice shots:
https://www.youtube.com/user/godmakertubo/videos

8:35pm to 9:11pm Tuesday August 21, 2018, NE Ohio, 73°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

A myriad of sky and weather systems on Tuesday from drab gray & raining in the morning to a nice clearing with the beautiful blue and puffy white clouds, then to the sun shining and it raining at the same time but only for 2-3 minutes stopping as quick as a sprinkler being turned off. Strange weather anymore.

The Moon was in the SE with Saturn over to the right of it, Pluto to the left but it didn't show up in my photos, only the Sagittarius stars did. Venus was setting over in the WSW while Jupiter was descending over in the SW.

Alberto Ghizzi Panizza is the person with the Nikon P1000 who has captured some nice shots:
https://www.youtube.com/user/godmakertubo/videos

8:35pm to 9:11pm Tuesday August 21, 2018, NE Ohio, 73°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

The reason I slip so much when referring to Saturn & Jupiter's moons are because I think of them as Planets in their own mini solar system. It's said that Jupiter's moon Ganymede is the largest in our solar system at 3,270 miles in diameter, with Saturn's Titan at 3200 miles. They're both larger than Mercury (3,031 miles), our Moon (2169 miles), and only about 940 miles smaller than Mars (4212 miles in diameter).

8:50pm to 9:21pm Monday August 20, 2018, NE Ohio, 78°F - Southern & SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Here's the link for last year's Sept 4th 2017 Bright Orange Sun & Orange Moon videos I referred to in here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtJB9EJw7Tk&index=107&list=PLyDiXM8mANNeNASZ0VqLsf7ain88i9dn5&t=0s

This year in 2018 our unnatural silver Ohio skies may be from the fires up north in Canada, so closer to us north of Lake Erie, but last year was a different animal - our bright orange Sun & Moon were said to be from fire embers traveling 3,000 miles from the Pacific Northwest on the other side of the continent - of which I called hogwash (lol).

10:51am Monday August 20, 2018, NE Ohio, 77°F - SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

I'm disappointed in the quality of the footage tonight especially after being shut out for so many days - so if you don't want to watch it I fully understand (lol). I'm baffled at why Jupiter and its moons didn't come out well this evening, and Venus looked a bit iffy also - even my setup seemed off tonight. Oh well, here it is anyway.

8:38pm to 9:22pm Saturday August 18, 2018, NE Ohio, 69°F - The Moon in the South, Venus in the WSW, Jupiter in the SW & Saturn in the SSE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

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With all the unusual activity that takes place up in our skies, along with the beauty up yonder, I wanted to keep a record of what's happening here in NE Ohio where I live (41° latitude). I've grown distrustful of 'official' sources and their cgi/photoshopping crap, so I began uploading my videos to here, but also to YouTube. This is my DiversityJ channel over at YT -- https://www.youtube.com/user/DiversityJ/videos

(sadly, vid.me is closing it's doors as of Dec 15, 2017, so all our content over there will be gone shortly)

Clean, fresh, blue skies to us all! :)