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Astrophotography - April 2019

Quite a few outings in April, with a week spent out in the country.


Yeoval


First night featured an old grain shed in the foreground, with the Milky Way almost due South. Was fortunate enough to have the International Space Station (ISS) also make an appearance, also heading South. Clear skies with not a lot of cloud, but only had an hour before the full-moon rose.

Milky Way + International Space Station (11mm, f/2.8, 15 sec, ISO 1600)

Milky Way + International Space Station (11mm, f/2.8, 15 sec, ISO 1600, 162 exposures stacked)


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Second night was with a small dam in the foreground, adding some reflections of the stars. A little bit more cloud that night. A few small satellites, and several Brisbane - Melbourne flights off to the right.


Milky Way + Reflections (11mm, f/2.8, 20 sec, ISO 1250)


Milky Way + Reflections (11mm, f/2.8, 20 sec, ISO 1250, 251 stacked exposures)


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Also, a few spectacular sunrises, including this one.




And a Full Moon rise





Narrabri


Found an old bridge over a dry creek-bed just out of Narrabri, which allowed a view to the Milky Way in the South. A couple of cars crossing the bridge providing some light.



Milky Way + Bridge (11mm, f/2.8, 20 sec, ISO 1600)


Milky Way + Bridge (11mm, f/2.8, 20 sec, ISO 1600, 114 stacked exposures))

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Canungra


Also, something a little closer to home. Skies not quite as bright, but not too bad.


Milky Way + Trees (17mm, f/2.8, 15 sec, ISO 1250)

Milky Way + Trees (17mm, f/2.8, 15 sec, ISO 1250, 180 stacked exposures)





Southport


Sunset Timelapse over Broadwater and Sundale Bridge. (Video with 238 images)






Gear

  • Nikon D750

  • Nikon D7200

  • Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8

  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX

  • Star Trails stacked with StarStaX software


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