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N 2.0K B 123.3K C 173 E Oct 11, 2020 F Mar 5, 2021
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Nikon d5500
35mm
ISO 5000
f/2.2
Foreground: 15 x 15 seconds
Sky: 31 x 15 seconds

This is a 46 shot panorama of the Milky Way setting over Herron Point near Mandurah, about an hour south of Perth in Western Australia.

I had intended to shoot another full panorama using my newly acquired 85mm lens but a persistent strong wind put an end to that idea. Instead I used a 35mm lens and halved the exposure to minimise any chance of the wind buffeting my camera and ruining shots. Vibration is less noticeable on a 35mm lens than it would be on an 85mm lens. To compensate for the lower exposure I bumped up the ISO a bit.

I have taken a similar shot from this location in the past and looking back on that image, just four years earlier, I can see the light pollution from the nearby city of Mandurah has become quite a bit worse.

Tags:   Milky Way Herron Point Mandurah Collins Pool southern hemisphere cosmos Perth Western Australia Australia DSLR long exposure rural 35mm D5500 night photography Nikon stars astronomy space galaxy Astrophotography outdoor Milky Way core Great Rift MS ICE panorama sky iOptron SkyTracker tree silhouette Explore explored

N 2.0K B 140.6K C 181 E Sep 18, 2020 F Feb 16, 2021
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Nikon d5500
35mm
ISO 4000
f/2.8
Foreground: 10 x 30 seconds
Sky: 27 x 30 seconds
iOptron SkyTracker

This is a 37 shot panorama of the Milky Way over a wheat farm near Goomalling, about 2 hours north east of Perth in Western Australia. There is a hint of Zodiacal Light just above the light pollution.

Tags:   Milky Way Goomalling farm wheat Wheatbelt southern hemisphere cosmos Perth Western Australia Australia DSLR long exposure rural D5500 night photography Nikon stars astronomy space galaxy Astrophotography outdoor Milky Way core Great Rift MS ICE panorama sky iOptron SkyTracker country Explore explored 35mm

N 2.7K B 180.2K C 267 E Jul 20, 2020 F Jan 13, 2021
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Nikon d5500
35mm
ISO 3200
f/2.5
Foreground: 13 x 30 seconds
Sky: 46 x 30 seconds
iOptron SkyTracker

Instagram: @trevordobson_astro

This is a 59 shot panorama of the Milky Way over Nambung Desert near Cervantes, about 2 hours north of Perth in Western Australia. The desert is actually a small area of sand dunes just a half kilometre or so from the Indian Ocean and not more than about 3 square km in total area.
The light pollution is from Lancelin, a small coastal town about 50km away. The Magellanic Clouds are just to the right of this light pollution and a little further up and to the right is the magenta coloured Carina Nebula.

Tags:   Milky Way SkyTracker iOptron southern hemisphere cosmos Nambung sand dunes desert southern Western Australia Australia DSLR long exposure rural night photography Nikon stars astronomy space galaxy Astrophotography outdoor Milky Way core Great Rift 35mm d5500 Panorama Stitched mosaic nature landscape MSICE sky night Cervantes Magellanic Clouds LMC SMC small large magellanic clouds Explore explored

N 2.7K B 867.3K C 304 E Sep 12, 2020 F Dec 10, 2020
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Nikon d5500
35mm
ISO 3200
f/2.5
Foreground: 12 x 20 seconds
Sky: 46 x 30 seconds
iOptron SkyTracker

This is a 58 shot panorama of the Milky Way setting above Lake Dowerin about 2 hours north east of Perth in Western Australia.

This lake is one of hundreds of dry salt lakes in the Wheatbelt region of WA many of which hardly see any kind of semi permanent water. This shot was taken at the end of winter and, as you can see, the lake bed is bone dry.

Prominent in this image is the Carina Nebula just above the far left of the horizon and on the opposite side, the North America Nebula. The light pollution you see on the left is from the nearby town of Goomalling, a little over 20km away.

Tags:   Milky Way Lake Dowerin salt lake trees panorama stitched mosaic MS ICE southern hemisphere cosmos Western Australia DSLR long exposure rural night photography Nikon stars astronomy space galaxy Astrophotography outdoor core ancient sky 35mm d5500 landscape Nikkor prime iOptron SkyTracker dead tree Milky Way Dowerin Great Rift Carina nebula North America Eta Carinae Wheatbelt StarSpikes Explore explored

N 1.7K B 132.9K C 123 E Sep 17, 2020 F Nov 23, 2020
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Nikon d5500
85mm
ISO 4000
f/2.2
Foreground: 40 x 10 seconds
Sky: 138 x 25 seconds

This is a 178 image panorama of the Milky Way setting above the thrombolites of Lake Clifton, about an hour south of Perth in Western Australia.

This was another test of a full panorama using my new 85mm lens. The first test was of the MW rising from the east, this time it's the MW setting towards the west. The first test had me chasing the core all night, it takes so long to shoot a row that the stars can move out of frame by the time you get back to that spot. This time I let the core set into the direction of my field of view and also went with 25 second exposures rather than 30, just to speed things up a bit :)

This lake is famous for its thrombolites, seen here in the foreground. They're microbial formations which have been part of our planet's landscape for billions of years. Lake Clifton is one of the few places in the world where you can see them now.

Tags:   Milky Way Mandurah Lake Clifton southern hemisphere cosmos Perth Western Australia Australia DSLR long exposure rural Samyang 85mm D5500 night photography Nikon stars astronomy space galaxy Astrophotography Lake Clifton water thrombolites outdoor Milky Way core Great Rift MS ICE panorama geology ancient sky iOptron SkyTracker jetty dock


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