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Will Vrbasso
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Life is measured not in years, but by the deeds of men.
Life is measured not in years, but by the deeds of men.

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Thanks for viewing my photos! Did you know you can view any of my images at at my website: www.stellaraustralis.com.
"Stellar Australis" showcases all my images, and includes my blog, tutorials, equipment, and more.  
If you like you can also follow me on:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stellaraustralis
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wvrbasso/
- 500px: https://500px.com/housevrbasso77719s

Note that my website is still partly under construction, but the major galleries of photos are complete.

Kind Regards,
Will Vrbasso
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"The Shadow Dragon"

The southern constellation of Corona Australis (Latin for the southern crown) is distinctive due to the horseshoe shape string of bright stars that make up the constellation. Less visible however is the the dark molecular cloud that winds its way along the northern part of the constellation, as well as smaller reflection nebula. In my mind the wispy shape vaguely resembles a dragon with outstretched wings, hence the name of this image.

This image was taken on 12/13 August 2018 from Regans Ford in Western Australia. A modified Canon EOS6d was used through a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens, mounted on a guided Skywatcher NEQ6 mount. Processing in Pixinsight, and post-processing with PS-CC.

Details as follows:

| 2018-08-13 | Near Regan's Ford, Western Australia | EOS6D modified | Canon 70-200 f2.8 lens | UV/IR cut-filter | ISO1600 | 3x30s, 3x60s, 3x120s, 3x240s, 4x480s | 1 x panel, cropped slightly | NEQ6 mount | Synguider |

Enjoy,
Will Vrbasso.
- Web: www.stellaraustralis.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/stellaraustralis/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wvrbasso/

#astrophotography #stars #nebula #corona #australis #constellation #astronomy #stellaraustralis #vrbasso
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"Antares Rising"

Lots of clouds and rain recently so managed to go back and do some processing of older photos. This image is taken from Lake Campion back in April 2018 and features a lone figure standing upon the empty salt lake staring up at the Antares / Rho Ophicuhi nebula as its rises above the horizon. The core of the galaxy is not yet visible, just starting to peak behind the skyglow of a nearby town.

I used an iOptron sky tracking mount to take this 1 x 4 panel mosaic. A Canon EOS6d (modified) was used through a Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens stopped down to f/3.2. All camera and lens settings were kept the same for all panels, and all shots were taken one immediately after the other. The iOptron tracking mount was used for the sky and turned off for the foreground panels. Stitching in PTGui, colour balance in Pixinsight, noise reduction, saturation and some brightness / contrast adjustment in Photoshop. Details below.

Enjoy,
Will Vrbasso.
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/stellaraustralis/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wvrbasso/
- Web: www.stellaraustralis.com

| 2018-04-14 | Lake Brown / Campion, Western Australia | EOS6D modified | Canon 85mm f1.2 | f/3.2 | UV/IR cut-filter | iOptron mount | ISO3200 | 30sec | 4 x panels |

#wisp #photography #myth #nightscape #astrophotography #Australia #Lake #Brown #Campion #milkyway #galaxy #Canon #stellaraustralis #Vrbasso
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"Tea at the Edge of the Galaxy"

On a ridge that skirts the western edge of Lake Campion, Western Australia - we stop at the end of our astrophotography session to have some tea and sit under the stars and watch the galaxy as it arches overhead.

I had left this image for a while since it was quite dark and I used no illumination to light up the foreground, meaning that when I processed it I'd find it difficult to get any detail without showing alot of noise. This is the best I could do. Also an admission, there is a small part of the left edge two thirds of the way up where I had to "patch-up" due to a slip in my iOptron sky tracker. Doesn't really have any affect on the image, but I detest altering images in any such way.

I used an iOptron sky tracking mount to take this 3 x 4 panel mosaic. A Canon EOS6d (modified) was used through a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens stopped down to f/3.2. All camera and lens settings were kept the same for all panels, and all shots were taken one immediately after the other. The iOptron tracking mount was used for the sky and turned off for the foreground panels. Stitching in PTGui, colour balance and background neutralisation in Pixinsight, noise reduction, saturation and some brightness / contrast adjustment in Photoshop. Details below.

Enjoy,
Will Vrbasso.
If you like you can also follow me on:
- Web: www.stellaraustralis.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/stellaraustralis/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wvrbasso/

| 2018-04-14 | Lake Brown / Campion, Western Australia | EOS6D modified | Canon 50mm f1.2 | f/3.2 | UV/IR cut-filter | iOptron mount | ISO3200 | 30sec | 12 x panels |

#nightscape #astrophotography #photography #Australia #Lake #Brown #Campion #milkyway #galaxy #Canon #stellaraustralis #Vrbasso
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A big thank you to all who follow me on my various social media pages!!! Overnight my Google+ Astrophotography collection ticked over to 100k followers. I appreciate everyone's support and their comments (good or bad). I hope to continue to bring you many more images and videos in the future.

Kind Regards,
Will Vrbasso
Stellar Australis.
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Its been a while, but finally I decided to process my timelapse of the lunar eclipse from 31st Jan 2018.
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Managed to get my photo on page 3 of today's Sunday Times newspaper, including a bit of a write up! A couple of more photos are on the online version of the article, here:

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/photography/perth-astrophotographer-will-vrbasso-reveals-his-secrets-behind-stunning-shots-ng-b88915894z
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"The Silent Sea"

This image was taken on 9th July 2018 looking north-east in Leeuwin, Western Australia. This lonely jetty reaches out across the water towards the Milkyway core rising over the sea.

I used an Skywatcher StarAdventurer sky tracking mount to take this 18 panel mosaic. A Canon EOS6d (modified) was used through a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens stopped down to f/3.2. All camera and lens settings were kept the same for all panels, and all shots were taken one immediately after the other. The tracking mount was used for the sky and turned off for the foreground panels. Stitching in PTGui, colour balance in Pixinsight, noise reduction, saturation and some brightness / contrast adjustment in Photoshop. Details below.

Enjoy, Will Vrbasso.
- Web: www.stellaraustralis.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/stellaraustralis/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wvrbasso/

| 2018-07-09 | Jetty in Leeuwin, Western Australia | EOS6D modified | Canon 50mm f1.2 | f/3.2 | UV/IR cut-filter | StarAdventurer mount | ISO3200 | 30sec | 18 x panels |

#nightscape #astrophotography #Australia #Leeuwin #jetty #seascape #galaxy #milkyway #Canon #stellaraustralis #Vrbasso
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This timelapse was taken on 8th July 2018 spanning south to west along Canal Rocks, near Yallingup, Western Australia and captures part of my recording of a panorama of the dark seascape. Canal Rocks is a longitudinal series of granite just off the coast in the Indian Ocean. This timelapse was unfortunately interrupted when I needed the 14mm lens for an opportunistic photograph (which didn't end up working out...bummer).

A Canon EOS6D with a Samyang 14mm lens on a Syrp panning mount was used for this timelapse.

Enjoy, Will Vrbasso.

| 2018-07-08 | Canal Rocks, near Yallingup, Western Australia | EOS6D unmodified | Samyang 14mm f2.8 | f/4.0 | Syrp mount | ISO3200 | 30sec | 167 x frames |
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