You can view and download this image, as well as other images in this series from my visit to Lake Newnham here.
At last, after a long drought I finally got the opportunity to go out and take some nightscapes! In this shot I'm standing on the edge of a dry lake (Lake Newnham) in Western Australia's Peel region. The outer edge of the galaxy stands tall, with the Eta Carina nebula prominent as the pink patch at the very top, the southern cross constellation and dark coal sack nebula close to center.
This site has semi-dark skies, you can see the visible effects of light pollution as the yellow glows on the horizon, although before processing the entire image was washed with yellow glow.
This is a mosaic of 9 shots with a 50mm f/1.2 lens on a Canon EOS6d. I took 2 x shots of the foreground with a large amount of overlap, and 7 x shots of the sky (using a tracking mount). All shots were at ISO1600 for 30 seconds. Zoom in, there is a lot of detail.
Project Manager and Engineer (control systems) with over 18 years of experience, Will Vrbasso has also spent the past few years developing his skills in astro and nightscape photography, and has interests in astronomy and spaceflight in general.