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Greg Gibbs
Horticulturalist by day, hobbyist astrophotographer by night.
Horticulturalist by day, hobbyist astrophotographer by night.

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"Food Bowl"

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Milky Way over the crop lands of South-Eastern Australia. 2/10/2015
Couldn't resist going out a few weeks ago to capture this canola crop under the stars and with the Milky Way in the perfect position for it I thought it was time for another 'Milky Waybow'.

Canon, 6D, 24mm, F/2, ISO 6400, 20 seconds, 26 image panorama.

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"The Burning Man"

Had a bit of fun under the stars with some friends last weekend after capturing Comet Panstarrs and the crescent Moon together.
Canon 6D, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, Single 30 second exposure

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"Comet and The Moon"

Comet C/2014 Q1 PANSTARRS and the Crescent Moon. 18/07/2015 Southern NSW, Australia. Canon 6D and 70-300mm Lens at around about 150mm. ISO 800, F/4, single 30 second exposure. Tracked via an NEQ6 Pro Mount.

This lovely little comet is currently putting on a nice display low down in the west just after sunset for Southern Hemisphere observers.  On the 18th the crescent Moon had a close encounter with the comet and I just had to drag my telescope mount out to try and capture it.

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If you have followed my work for a while you will know that one of my favorite places to go and image the night sky from is Mt Buffalo. I recently put together a collection of timelapse sequences from Mt Buffalo that I have gathered over the past few years. This is my first go at putting together a video like this. I'm much more comfortable just doing still images. I hope you enjoy it. 

As always, please feel free to share and make sure you watch in Full HD for best quality.

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"At The Going Down Of The Sun"

ANZAC DAY- 25th of April

"....They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them...."

Tomorrow, ANZAC Day, is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.
Lest We Forget
Reprocess of a shot I took on last years ANZAC day. 
Canon 5DMkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, Single 30 second exposure.

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The Horn, Mt Buffalo National Park, Australia. 10/04/2015

This location will be well known to followers of my work. I have imaged here many times over the years and it is one of my goto locations if there is a chance of aurora reaching my latitude. Indications were somewhat promising yesterday afternoon so I once again headed up there. 

I love the period after sunset as the sky gradually darkens and one by one the stars start to emerge. This shot was taken with the last glow of sunset still lingering on the right hand horizon. The faint red and purple was all that I captured of the very brief aurora. A few more frames into the timelapse and it was gone.

Canon 6D, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 30 seconds.

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"Cathedral Panorama"

15 image panorama. The Cathedral at sunset. Mt Buffalo National Park, Australia. 21/02/2015

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"The Cathedral"

The Cathedral at sunset, Mt Buffalo National Park, Australia. 21/02/2015

I went chasing the crescent Moon and Venus/Mars conjunction and other star images at one of my favorite locations yesterday evening. The weather put pay to any night shots and I only got a quick glimpse of the conjunction, but the trip was not a complete waste with one star making a brief appearance.

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"For The Past, Present and Future Explorers"

Lie down. Look up. Remember those who went before, and dare to dream.

Today is NASA's day of remembrance, marking 29 years since the Challenger disaster and also a time to remember the Columbia and Apollo 1 disasters and those lost in test flights and research throughout NASA's history.

I took this set of images back in 2012 and I was processing them when I heard of the passing of Neil Armstrong, so the title came from thinking about him and his achievements.

This reprocessed version is part of a feature on me and my work done by +Royce Bair  from Into The Night Photography. I am very humbled and honored to be amongst the select few to be featured by Royce. You can check out the blog and find out more about Royce and his great work here:

Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 30 seconds exposures, 9 image vertical panorama.

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"Sisterly Love"

Comet Lovejoy and The Pleiades (Seven Sisters). 15/01/15

A slight deviation from my usual nightscapes. After weeks of either bad weather, unfavorable moon phases or other commitments I finally got a chance to try imaging Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy late last week. The sky was clear but it was too windy to try imaging through my telescope so I instead attached my camera directly to the telescope mount and did some wide field images to include The Pleiades star cluster.
Canon 6D, Star tracking on a NEQ6 Pro telescope mount, Tamron 90mm, F/5.6, ISO 3200, 15 times 2 minute exposures stacked and processed in LR and PS CC.
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