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Will Vrbasso

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"So Far from Center, Full Version" by Will Vrbasso (www.stellaraustralis.com)

This is the full image of a previous post, showing off more of the expanse of the milky way galaxy. I previously said this was through an 85mm lens, but actually it was with a 50mm (cut'n'paste error).

Over a ridge located near Cervantes, Western Australia, the core of the galaxy rises above the desert. This is one of the few times of year where it is practical to use my 50mm lens to capture in fantastic detail the core of the milkyway whilst still being able to fit in a foreground (i.e. the core must be close to the horizon). One of the tricks is to compose the shot such that the core is a little way above the horizon and the camera view is slightly upwards. This way you aren't shooting through so much atmosphere which tends to wash out the scene a bit.

This shot, despite being over 5000 pixels on a side, is actually a crop - the total image is composed of 8 images and captures more of the galaxy, which I'll post later.

Taken through an 50mm f/1.2 (@f/2) prime lens using a standard Canon EOS6D DSLR. The foreground with the ridge and thankfully only a silouette of myself, consists of 2 shots at ISO3200 for 30sec each on a stationary mount. The sky consists of 6 shots at the same settings taken immediately afterward on a tracking mount. Stitching of the shots was done using PTGui Pro, and processed in Adobe 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: 2016-05-09
LOCATION: Nambung National Park, Western Australia
SCOPE: Canon 50mm F/1.2 prime lens (@f/2)
OPTICAL ATTACHMENTS: None
MOUNT: iOptorn tracking mount head on standard tripod
CAMERA: EOS6D unmodded
EXPOSURE: 8 x ISO3200 @ 30sec (foreground on stationary mount, sky on tracking mount)
PROCESSING: Stitched using PTGui, and post-processed in Photoshop.

#milkyway #astrophotography #longexposure #nightscape #galaxy #desert #space #night #nightphotography #landscape #core #stellaraustralis #vrbasso #canon #australia
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