tiabunna

tiabunna

Posted on 06/05/2014


Photo taken on May  7, 2014


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Southern Night Sky

Southern Night Sky
A real delight at Lake Mungo was being able to view totally dark skies, with no light pollution, because of the distance from towns and cities. This shot shows the deep southern sky, with notes indicating some points of interest. I prefer this on black (click on the image).

I'll leave my Lake Mungo series for a while and return to it later.

Sofia De Marzio, Ron Hanko, Jean, Prairie Rambler and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


18 comments - The latest ones
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Seen on Silver Surfers. Superb, George.
4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Monica Meeneghan
Thanks very much, Monica.
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o how beautiful to see ... its rare that we can ever see such
clarity and so many stars ... well taken George oOo

ADMIRED in NATURE 4U
4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
Thanks, Bev. It's very difficult to see much in built-up areas because of the huge amount of light pollution. That part of the Milky Way is particularly thick with stars.
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Gorgeous capture!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to William Sutherland
Thank you, William.
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Excellent capture, George! Must try this.
4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Prairie Rambler
Thanks, Duane. I'd think it should work fairly well in your area, as you should be able to escape the light pollution.
4 years ago.
Jean
Jean
Magical night sky.
4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Jean
Thank you, Jean.
4 years ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Great capture! What sort of equipment did you use?
4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to slgwv
Thanks, Steve. Just the K30, fitted with a Sigma 17-70, mounted on a small tripod and fired with a remote. Nothing exotic. I actually desaturated slightly in pp, because the hydrogen alpha gave a reddish cast to the nebulae and star clouds (setting on daylight).
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
slgwv has replied to tiabunna
I'll have to try this--we have some dark skies around here! Thanks for all the background.
4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to slgwv
Slight correction, I had the colour balance to 'auto'. Other hints would be to lock the mirror up before the shot and keep the exposure to no longer than 30 sec to avoid getting star trails.
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Awesome shot and appreciate the information.
4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Ron Hanko
Many thanks, Ron.
4 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
Completely spectacular!
4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Ian Grainger
Absolutely, but even here many people do not really see it because of the light pollution in urban areas.
4 years ago.