Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM for night landscapes and possible astrophotography

Does anyone have any experience with the Canon 10-18 used specifically for night landscapes or for doubling in Astro photography? I already understand it is a slow lens, and obviously not the first choice for these scenarios, I got it for photographing historical sites overseas (in the day) and thought to try some other scenarios with it.

dnd 5e – Does the Detect good and evil spell see through a Night Hag’s etheralness? [5e]

The system is 5e.

I’m in a weird spot with my campaign, where my party is taking on a night hag. They are lvl 5 adventurers. They have no access to see invisibility currently since the only spellcaster is a cleric and a healing focused warlock. We left off last week with the hag disappearing and they cast detect good and evil. I elected to end the session there because the session was already 3 hours in (which is about how long our sessions go) and also because I wasn’t sure how to rule this. I would think that detect good and evil works for this, at least that’s the way I’m leaning but some clarification on the same would be much appreciated.

Night shift – Mac recognizes the monitor as a projector

My mbp 2019 run macOS 10.15.4 recognizes my Scepter U275W-4000R monitor as a projector. The problem is that macOS does not activate Night Shift on a projector. Does anyone know how my MBP correctly recognizes the monitor?

I tried different cables, adapters, dock, the results are the same. I connected the monitor to my old MBP, which has an HDMI port that is still recognized as a projector.

Windows Server 2016 will restart every night at 2:50 a.m.

We installed Windows 2016 Server through Dell R430 Server.

last month the server suddenly did an unplanned restart (it looks like the server is losing power)

The error message after the restart is:

"The system has restarted without shutting down properly. This error can occur if the system freezes, crashes, or unexpectedly loses power."

There is no further information in bug cache DMP files – only the hal.sys driver is displayed (the hardware must speak to the operating system).

Please help us understand how we should collect information to understand the reason for these restarts

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Car hire – Ibiza car hire late at night

Hertz claims to allow pick-up outside of business hours at Ibiza Airport. There is a EUR 50 fee that seems a bit too high (you can probably do without it if you have Gold Five Star status) and you have to call to arrange directly.

https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/location/spain/ibiza/IBZT50

Click through to qualifications and requirements and select "Out of business hours" in the drop-down box.

General requirements

  • Flight number mandatory.
  • Premium Special (R6): Mercedes SLK Cabrio or similar is not available outside of business hours.

Pick up outside business hours

For all Ryanair customers: Pick-up confirmed outside of business hours at Ryanair
Flight number.

For all other customers: Pick-up outside business hours is possible, but cannot
can be booked over the Internet. Please contact your reservation center at
Specific information is required, namely:

  • Your name and address.
  • Your mobile number.

An additional fee of EUR 49.36 (including taxes) will be charged
apply.

Alternatively, a taxi somewhere on the island only costs around EUR 30 (as far as I remember), so it may be cheaper to come back in the morning. Taxis are available at the booth all night. Or take your family / friends and luggage to your hotel and return to the airport by bus alone to pick up the car – for the bus fare, it's a few euros.

Night photography – why do the stars look so blurry? How can I improve focus?

The photo looks like I haven't focused properly. But how can I concentrate when the stars are away from us indefinitely?

Indeed.

With stars you have to focus manually.

How to do it with a modern DSLR / MILC:

  • First find a very bright star
  • Select the live view mode
  • Aim the camera at the very bright star
  • Enlarge the live view (not the lens!) As much as possible so that you can focus manually. By this I mean that you are using the digital zoom button on the camera and not turning the zoom ring on the lens.
  • Select the manual focus mode on the lens
  • Rotate the lens focusing ring very carefully to make the bright start as punctiform as possible
  • Recompose the shot as you wish without touching the lens focus
  • Take the picture with the correct exposure

It should be noted that some focused lenses can react differently to slow and fast movements of the focusing ring, i. H. The sudden spin very little can differ from the extremely slow spin by the same amount. At least for Canon RF lenses, you can change the behavior of the focusing ring via the camera menu. However, not all lenses support this.

To edit: some additional information:

  • Lenses are usually not parfocal. So first adjust the position of the zoom ring and then focus, not the other way around.
  • If the camera has exposure simulation, the correct exposure must be set before you can see the very bright star in live view mode.

Night photography – why do the stars look so blurry? How can I improve focus?

The photo looks like I haven't focused properly. But how can I concentrate when the stars are away from us indefinitely?

Indeed.

With stars you have to focus manually.

How to do it with a modern DSLR / MILC:

  • First find a very bright star
  • Select the live view mode
  • Aim the camera at the very bright star
  • Enlarge the live view (not the lens!) As much as possible so that you can focus manually. By this I mean that you are using the digital zoom button on the camera and not turning the zoom ring on the lens.
  • Select the manual focus mode on the lens
  • Rotate the lens focusing ring very carefully to make the bright start as punctiform as possible
  • Recompose the shot as you wish without touching the lens focus
  • Take the picture with the correct exposure

It should be noted that some focused lenses can react differently to slow and fast movements of the focusing ring, i. H. The sudden spin very little can differ from the extremely slow spin by the same amount. At least for Canon RF lenses, you can change the behavior of the focusing ring via the camera menu. However, not all lenses support this.

To edit: some additional information:

  • Lenses are usually not parfocal. So first adjust the position of the zoom ring and then focus, not the other way around.
  • If the camera has exposure simulation, the correct exposure must be set before you can see the very bright star in live view mode.