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N 1.4K B 76.5K C 146 E Jun 5, 2021 F Oct 28, 2021
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Nikon d5500
50mm
ISO 4000
f/2.5
Foreground: 15 x 20 seconds
Sky: 57 x 30 seconds
iOptron SkyTracker
Hoya Red Intensifier filter

This is a 72 shot panorama of the Milky Way rising above a farm at Mogumber, 1.5 hours north of Perth in Western Australia.

Prominent in this image are the Large & Small Magellanic Clouds, just above the light pollution on the right of the dirt track. Above them is the pink, flower shaped nebula, Carina. Just to the right of centre is the dark Coalsack Nebula alongside the constellation, Crux, aka the Southern Cross. Above the horizon is some reddish-pink airglow.

Tags:   Milky Way Mogumber southern hemisphere cosmos Perth Western Australia Australia DSLR long exposure rural 50mm D5500 night photography Nikon stars astronomy space galaxy Astrophotography outdoor Milky Way core Great Rift MS ICE panorama sky iOptron SkyTracker Hoya Red Intensifier farm hill Large Small Magellanic Clouds LMC SMC cloud Carina Eta Carinae track road dirt Explore explored

N 2.9K B 146.5K C 337 E Oct 6, 2021 F Oct 11, 2021
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Nikon d5500
35mm
ISO 4000
f/2.8
Foreground: 13 x 15 seconds
Sky: 45 x 30 seconds
iOptron SkyTracker

This is a 58 shot panorama of the Milky Way setting over a wheat farm near Wongamine, 90 minutes north east of Perth in Western Australia.

I had initially planned on placing the lone tree in the middle but when I arrived I noticed the light pollution, from the nearby town of Toodyay, and decided instead to use that as a kind of backlight for the tree. The clouds were unexpected and I was panicking through most of the shoot hoping they wouldn't make their way to the core, I've had several trips ruined or cut short by cloud cover. Thankfully that didn't eventuate. The very bright 'star' to the right of the tree is the diffused light of Venus.

Tags:   Milky Way Wongamine southern hemisphere cosmos 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 35mm North America nebula lone tree cloud Venus wheat farm field Toodyay Explore explored

N 1.6K B 111.8K C 170 E Sep 6, 2021 F Sep 24, 2021
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Nikon d5500
35mm
ISO 4000
f/2.8
Foreground: 13 x 20 seconds
Sky: 55 x 30 seconds
iOptron SkyTracker

This is a 68 shot panorama of the Milky Way setting over a small unnamed lake near Quairading, about 2 hours east of Perth in Western Australia.

I originally planned on going straight to another nearby location but made a last minute decision to detour here. The triangular strip of land in the central foreground is actually the road that normally passes through this lake but with heavy winter rains in the state it has been flooded over. To this point the night had been very calm with almost no wind but there was a steady breeze here rippling the surface of the lake creating a smooth texture due to the long exposure.

Prominent in this image are the Large & Small Magellanic Clouds to the left and the North America Nebula just above the horizon on the far right. The light pollution in the centre is from the Wheatbelt town of Quairading about 5km to the west.

Tags:   Milky Way Quairading lake southern hemisphere cosmos 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 35mm North America nebula Magellanic Clouds magellanic large small LMC SMC Explore explored

N 1.6K B 95.2K C 133 E Apr 14, 2021 F Jul 10, 2021
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Nikon d5500
50mm
ISO 4000
f/2.5
Foreground: 6 x 25 seconds
Sky: 32 x 30 seconds
iOptron SkyTracker
Hoya Red Intensifier filter

This is a 38 shot panorama of the Crux & Carina region of the Milky Way above a lone tree on a wheat farm near Quairading, 2 hours east of Perth in Western Australia.

I never intended this image to come out looking like a previous lone tree Crux/Carina shot I took at Beverley back in 2019 but it ended up being remarkably similar, albeit with a bit less airglow.

This was my first shot of what was meant to be a long night, going all the way until dawn, but cloud cover ended my night prematurely just after midnight. Oh well, I guess we are always at the whim of the weather gods lol

The Carina Nebula can be seen here near the top centre, as the pink petal shaped blob. Below that is the dark CoalSack Nebula with Crux, more commonly known as The Southern Cross, to its immediate left.

Tags:   Milky Way lone tree Quairading 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 50mm d5500 landscape Nikkor prime Wheatbelt iOptron SkyTracker Hoya Red Intensifier filter airglow Carina nebula Eta Carinae Crux Southern Cross Coalsack farm wheat silhouette Milky Way Lambda Centauri explored Explore

N 1.3K B 75.3K C 91 E Jun 8, 2021 F Jul 27, 2021
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Nikon d5500
35mm
ISO 4000
f/2.8
Foreground: 12 x 25 seconds
Sky: 35 x 30 seconds
iOptron SkyTracker

This is a 47 shot panorama of the Milky Way setting over a derelict farmhouse at Gillingarra, about 2 hours north of Perth in Western Australia.

This old farmhouse had its roof intact when I scouted it on google maps but unfortunately the images were so old and it has since lost its roof. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise though as it would have obscured Rho Ophiuchi otherwise :)

Tags:   Milky Way Gillingarra 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 farm farmhouse abandoned Rho Ophiuchi Explore explored


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