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Thanks for viewing my photos! Did you know you can download any of my images at full-resolution for FREE (no sign-up or strings attached) at my website: www.stellaraustralis.com.
"Stellar Australis" showcases all my images, and includes my blog, tutorials, equipment, and more.  
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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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"Falling from Heaven - Redux" by Will Vrbasso (www.stellaraustralis.com)

This image spans the core of our Milkyway galaxy (left) to the Rho Ophiuchi / Antares cloud complex (right) which appears like a multi starred comet trailing smoke as it seemingly flies from the bright center . This region of the night sky is a favourite of many astrophotographers (and me) due to its bright and dynamic features and wonderful colours that can be captured relatively easily with the right equipment.

This image is a stitched panel of 3 taken with a modified Canon EOS6D back in May 2017, but was processed somewhat in a rush. Using PixInsight I've re-processed it to improve the colour balance which was shockingly out in the original post.

Enjoy, Will.

|2017-05-28|Chittering, Western Australia|EOS6D modified|85mm|f/4.0|UV/IR cut-filter|ISO3200|3 x 180sec|3 x panels|NEQ6 mount|Synguider guiding|

#astrophotography #galaxy #core #milkyway #antares #ophicuhi #stellaraustralis #vrbasso
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Video Montage - Between Heaven and Earth

A montage of amateur Astrophotography and Nightscapes by Will Vrbasso.

To show how far you can push a good "off-the-shelf" camera, I've selected all photographs that were imaged using a standard unmodified Canon EOS6D DSLR camera through varied lenses and telescopes. I've added locations and exposure details to the video for reference.

If you like to view all my photos, come visit my website at www.stellaraustralis.com.

The background music was kindly provided by Whitesand.

I hope you enjoy watching...
Kind Regards,
Will Vrbasso
Website: http://www.stellaraustralis.com
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http://martynlaur.com/
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"Falling from Heaven" by Will Vrbasso (www.stellaraustralis.com)

This image spans the core of our Milkyway galaxy down to the Rho Ophiuchi / Antares cloud complex which appears like a multi starred comet trailing smoke as it seemingly falls from the bright center . This region of the night sky is a favourite of many astrophotographers (and me) due to its bright and dynamic features and wonderful colours that can be captured relatively easily with the right equipment.
This image is a stitched panel of 3 taken with a modified Canon EOS6D.

Enjoy, Will.

|2017-05-28|Chittering, Western Australia|EOS6D modified|85mm|f/4.0|UV/IR cut-filter|ISO3200|3 x 180sec|3 x panels|NEQ6 mount|Synguider guiding|
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My first attempt at narrow band (H-alpha) imaging using a modified Canon EOS6D through a 200mm zoom lens. Image is a wide-field shot of the mighty Carina Nebula.

Narrow band imaging on a colour sensor takes a bit more effort than for dedicated mono astro CCDs, but at least it allows me to shoot in the middle of the city without having to wait for opportunities to head out to the outback.

Enjoy, Will.

PS: all my images are available to download on my website at www.stellaraustralis.com.

For those interested in the image detail, read as follows:

DATE / TIME: 2017-04-29
LOCATION: Perth City, Western Australia
VISUAL QUALITY: moderately high in sky, city skies, low moon
SCOPE: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 (@f/4)
OPTICAL ATTACHMENTS: 6nm H-alpha filter
MOUNT: Skywatcher NEQ6 with Synguider on a 80mm Refractor
CAMERA: Canon EOS6D full spectrum modified
EXPOSURE: ISO3200 12 x 300s
PROCESSING: Photoshop
POST-PROCESSING: Photoshop

#carina #nebula #stars #astrophotography #deepskyobject #vrbasso #stellaraustralis #canon #skywatcher #halpha
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"The Moon of Chittering" by Will Vrbasso (www.stellaraustralis.com)

Taken under the dark skies of Chittering, Western Australia, this is an ok if a bit technically flawed HDR image of the crescent moon. I've done better blending of the bright and dark side of the moon before, but this time I have too much blooming in the longer exposure shot, making it very difficult to blend the short and long exposure together. However, its not a bad shot either, provided you don't look too closely.

This image is a stitch of 2 x panels. Each panel was and HDR of two exposures, 1 x 1/30s and 1 x 1/10s at ISO800 with an unmodified Canon EOS6D through a 120mm refractor telescope. Post-processing in Photoshop.

Enjoy, Will.

PS: all my images are available to download on my website at www.stellaraustralis.com.

For those interested in the image detail, read as follows:

DATE / TIME: 2017-01-27
LOCATION: Chittering, Western Australia
VISUAL QUALITY: high in sky, dark skies, no moon
SCOPE: Skywatcher Esprit 120ED Refractor
OPTICAL ATTACHMENTS: None
MOUNT: Skywatcher NEQ6 with Synguider on a 80mm Refractor
CAMERA: Canon EOS6D unmodded
EXPOSURE: 2 x panels. Each panel ISO800 1 x 1/10s, 1x 1/30s.
PROCESSING: Photoshop
POST-PROCESSING: Photoshop

#moon #astrophotography #chittering #vrbasso #stellaraustralis #canon #skywatcher
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A quick, no frills shot of Centaurus A - an galaxy with a prominent and distorted dust lane that runs through it. I was testing a few things, so this is essentially a single JPEG straight from the camera with only minor cropping and processing.

Enjoy, Will.

PS: all my images are available to download on my website at www.stellaraustralis.com.

For those interested in the image detail, read as follows:

DATE / TIME: 2017-04-01
LOCATION: Chittering, Western Australia
VISUAL QUALITY: high in sky, dark skies, no moon
SCOPE: Skywatcher Esprit 120ED Refractor
OPTICAL ATTACHMENTS: Baadar UV/IR filter
MOUNT: Skywatcher NEQ6 with Synguider on a 80mm Refractor
CAMERA: Canon EOS6D unmodded
EXPOSURE: ISO3200 1 x 300s
PROCESSING: Camera
POST-PROCESSING: Photoshop

#galaxy #centaurus #stars #astrophotography #deepskyobject #vrbasso #stellaraustralis #canon #skywatcher
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"Orion Nights" by Will Vrbasso (www.stellaraustralis.com)

My annual imaging of the Great Orion Nebula (M42), and the Running Man Nebula. A favourite and popular target, I just like to take photos of it to gauge my progress every year - sort of a "yard stick". Whilst not as sharp as last year's effort (windy night), I managed to get some more detail of the dim clouds surrounding Orion. Taken under the dark skies of Chittering, Western Australia.

The center of this nebula is extremely bright, suitable for HDR imaging. For this photo I took 12 x 10s, 12 x 30s, 12 x 60s, 12 x 150s, and 24 x 300s exposures with an unmodified Canon EOS6D through a 120mm refractor telescope, stacked in DSS, HDR processing in Photomatix, and post-processing in Photoshop.

Enjoy, Will.

PS: all my images are available to download on my website at www.stellaraustralis.com.

For those interested in the image detail, read as follows:

DATE / TIME: 2017-01-27
LOCATION: Chittering, Western Australia
VISUAL QUALITY: high in sky, dark skies, no moon
SCOPE: Skywatcher Esprit 120ED Refractor
OPTICAL ATTACHMENTS: None
MOUNT: Skywatcher NEQ6 with Synguider on a 80mm Refractor
CAMERA: Canon EOS6D unmodded
EXPOSURE: ISO3200 12 x 10s, 12 x 30s, 12 x 60s, 12 x 150s, 24 x 300s.
PROCESSING: DSS and Photomatix
POST-PROCESSING: Photoshop

#orion #runningman #nebula #M42 #stars #astrophotography #deepskyobject #vrbasso #stellaraustralis #canon #skywatcher
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"The Flower of the Deep" by Will Vrbasso (www.stellaraustralis.com)

Easy to photograph, but difficult to master, the great southern deep sky nebula of Carina. Being a very bright nebula, it is relatively straight forward to find and image - but all those pesky stars get in the way - millions of them.

The center of this nebula is extremely bright, suitable for HDR imaging. For this photo I took 6 x 10s, 6 x 30s, 6 x 60s, 6 x 120s, and 14 x 240s exposures with an unmodified Canon EOS6D through a 120mm refractor telescope, stacked in DSS, HDR processing in Photomatix, and post-processing in Photoshop.

Enjoy, Will.

PS: all my images are available to download on my website at www.stellaraustralis.com.

For those interested in the image detail, read as follows:

DATE / TIME: 2017-01-27
LOCATION: Chittering, Western Australia
VISUAL QUALITY: high in sky, dark skies, no moon
SCOPE: Skywatcher Esprit 120ED Refractor
OPTICAL ATTACHMENTS: None
MOUNT: Skywatcher NEQ6 with Synguider on a 80mm Refractor
CAMERA: Canon EOS6D unmodded
EXPOSURE: ISO3200 6 x 10s, 6 x 30s, 6 x 60s, 6 x 120s, 14 x 240s.
PROCESSING: DSS and Photomatix
POST-PROCESSING: Photoshop

#carina #nebula #stars #astrophotography #deepskyobject #NGC3372 #vrbasso #stellaraustralis
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"The Pale Moon" by Will Vrbasso (www.stellaraustralis.com)

Shot on the 2nd Jan 2017, this was done with eyepiece projection on my Skywatcher 120ED telescope. I usually only do prime photography through my telescope when I can use my field flattener, but for the moon my 875mm focal length is a bit too short. Anyhow, excuses aside, this humble shot is a multiple-exposure image of the moon showing the dim earth-glow on the dark side with the illuminated side of the moon at roughly 15%, taken from my backyard in Perth, Western Australia.

Enjoy, Will.

PS: all my images are available to download on my website at www.stellaraustralis.com.

For those interested in the image detail, read as follows:

DATE / TIME: 2017-01-02
LOCATION: Perth, Western Australia
VISUAL QUALITY: low in sky, moon at 15%
SCOPE: Skywatcher 120ED
OPTICAL ATTACHMENTS: 17mm eyepiece
MOUNT: Skywatcher NEQ6 with Synguider on a 80mm Refractor
CAMERA: Canon EOS6D unmodded
EXPOSURE: ISO1600 @ 1/50s and 5s
PROCESSING: Photoshop

#moon #HDR #vrbasso #stellaraustralis #canon
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