Bisecting the Moonrise

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Richard Hagen’s rocket, flying on a Aerotech J500G motor, created a wonderful night light over the Black Rock Desert playa.

edit: Regarding the overlay notes about the random color pixels; digital astronomy photography becomes an exercise in the statistics of noise. The high-end photographers liquid cool their sensors and build images from a large number of relatively short exposure shots. For bright objects, like the local planets, they integrate an image from video. It's fascinating, and totally out of my league. This is just a single digital exposure, no Photoshop, and I suspect you are seeing pixels of noise. But I like the aspirational explantions more...

~Vision ~A i r y ~ ©, ::Nyla::, and 305 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ [deleted] 81 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 100+ Faves group and Faved it.

  2. Werner Schnell (1.stream) 81 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 100+ Faves group and Faved it.

  3. Racortesl 81 months ago | reply

    Wow...
    Está increible la imagen...

  4. Eddi van W. 79 months ago | reply

    Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Creative Commons- Free Pictures, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

  5. Bob Whitefield 78 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous. I used to do a lot of time exposures in my film days (including some of small rockets with light bulbs onboard).

    But my long digital exposures were inevitably plagued by noise. Until I discovered a great program called Neat Image, which cleans up the noise without affecting detail (www.neatimage.com).

  6. noprayer4dying 77 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ..:: I LOVE DARK PHOTOS ::.., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. Blende 007 73 months ago | reply

    Thanks for image in Creative Commens
    what a magic place

  8. benjiman 72 months ago | reply

    goddam SJ. i think i missed this one.

  9. i . /✪\LEEM 71 months ago | reply

    we have Liftoff...............

  10. DemiR DesiGn [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

    hola

  11. © Ahmed Amir 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 250 and more Faves only, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. jpprado 36 months ago | reply

    Wow, this is stunning!

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