Palm Beach Vertorama, Sydney

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    My first attempt at astrophotography. This was taken at Palm Beach but even at this relatively secluded location, light pollution was a challenge. There was a half moon in the sky which obscured the portion of the night sky where the Milky Way ought to have been.

    So unfortunately the only patch of the sky that I could shoot was this patch of random stars (with the moon behind me). Orion was actually quite visible to the naked eye and low in the sky but it doesn't show up in this shot. A lot more practice needed !

    This is a two panel vertorama, each panel was processed using around 10 exposures stacked using the Deep Sky Stacker.

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    1. Raymond Larose -> raylarose.com [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      Out-freaking-standing.

    2. momof3_click(so busy these days) 42 months ago | reply

      Awesome job. well done for the first time. : )

    3. Gar40y 42 months ago | reply

      nice shot

    4. DanielKHC 42 months ago | reply

      Very impressive Chris! You must have been using relatively high ISO so that the shutter speed is fast and you don't get any star trails.

    5. Christopher Chan 42 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone !

      Daniel - Yes, I shot at ISO1600 / 45s to minimize the star trails.

    6. element_photography 42 months ago | reply

      Im really into star coverage but find it very hard to find any decent stary nights in Sydney anymore. Did it actually look like this to the nakid eye as well??

    7. Christopher Chan 42 months ago | reply

      Element - it looked even better to the naked eye. The constellations were very visible.

    8. sujatasetia 42 months ago | reply

      is this real? its awesome...

    9. Andrea Pirazzini 42 months ago | reply

      OMG amazing picture! I obviously became a fan on your facebook page :)

    10. vampire-carmen (like the new layout!) 42 months ago | reply


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    11. madhujith 42 months ago | reply


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    12. Alessandro Coiro Mas [deleted] 42 months ago | reply


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    13. haddartist 42 months ago | reply

      Very nice! The stars look so bright


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    14. SHAKUNTALA2008 42 months ago | reply


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    15. H. Souto [deleted] 42 months ago | reply


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    16. Sigurd R 42 months ago | reply

      My God! Its full of stars!


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    17. aris-ressy 41 months ago | reply

      really, really good! i look at the sydney sky every day and it never been this gorgeous!

    18. Ύψιλον Έψιλον 24 months ago | reply

      absolutely stunning shot :)

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