Night 2017 - IMG_7631
"The Astrophotographer Ponders..."
...that there is no way I am lugging my equipment up that hill, no matter how good the view is!!!
Standing on Lake Ballard, Western Australia on 25/12/2017. Looking south with the moon at 40% high and descending to the west, it lights up the hill and salt lake great but does somewhat wash out the night sky. The mighty Carina Nebula looks down from the heavens above the hill.
This was a 6 panel mosaic through a 50mm lens. A tracking mount was used for the sky and turned off for the foreground. All camera and lens settings were kept the same for all panels. Stitching in PTGui, colour calibration, levels, saturation and contrast in Photoshop.
| 2017-12-25 | Lake Ballard, Western Australia | EOS6D modified | 50mm | f/3.2 | UV/IR cut-filter | iOptron mount | ISO3200 | 30sec | 6 x panels |