Astrophotobear
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Panorama of 26 images in crescent moon lighting (not a composite) taken at Sugarloaf Rock in south Western Australia near Dunsborough. Taken between Lyrids mete...
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Panorama of 26 images in crescent moon lighting (not a composite) taken at Sugarloaf Rock in south Western Australia near Dunsborough. Taken between Lyrids meteor shower and ETA Aquarids - there are at least 9 meteors-satellites in the scene. While not the peak, according to fluxtimator there would be some activity from both showers. Initially the milky way core was covered with cloud, but it was very windy and I could see the cloud moving so fast that it would clear, however this was getting close to pre-dawn light with these exposure settings. Was windy, cold (by my standards) and the waves were crashing down on the rocks.

Having done crescent moon lighting before - I wanted to expose a little longer on the landscape for the luminosity (hence the 37s) - at the panorama size, I wasn't too concerned about star trailing.

This image was a finalist in the CWAS 2014 astrophotography awards.

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conoredgell
 
conoredgell October 21, 2015
wow! you put that together like a pro buddy! good job
Astrophotobear
Astrophotobear October 21, 2015
thanks muchly
Marston
 
Marston November 01, 2015
Hi, just read your tips in regard Milky Way imaging. Well done all round, some excellent photography and obvious dedication. I also have a site awaiting a super clear night, one month on now and counting, can appreciate your patients......
Astrophotobear
Astrophotobear November 01, 2015
thanks muchly :) - I hope it goes well. Will you still have the milky way core shootable? a lot of places, it's not visible anymore
huudinhnguyen
 
huudinhnguyen November 01, 2015
The picture is very beautiful, it shows the level of the shooting. Thank you for sharing !
Astrophotobear
Astrophotobear November 01, 2015
thanks muchly :)
JPatterson
 
JPatterson November 11, 2015
Man, you don't even take one not so good Milky Way photo !!! Say, was this taken in September ? I'm planning on a trip to New Zealand in 2016 and would like to get the MW like this in the night sky if I can.
Astrophotobear
Astrophotobear November 12, 2015
Hi - this was taken in April in Western Australia. Generally speaking winter is better for us - because you can catch both a rising and setting milky way and also the cooler weather helps with sensor noise and also clarity of the sky
Astrophotobear
Astrophotobear November 12, 2015
hmm - tried posting, but only half of it came out. Watch for crescent moon lighting - say less than 20%, lights the whole landscape, but keep enough separation between the moon and the milky way core
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