The 6 Day trip to Big Bend National Park is in the books. After cataloging 250 GB of data and sorting out the time lapses and locations visited, I already knew which image I wanted to work on first. This shot of Balanced Rock was lit from underneath with a flashlight and on the front from my headlamp in a sweeping motion. Also note, the final climb up to Balanced Rock in the dark can be a bit difficult with gear and especially if it is your first time. It would be best to go at sunset to get your bearings and then you can be treated to the Grapevine Hills walls lighting up with dynamic color from the setting Sun. The shots will be slowly rolled out as they are done along with the time lapses. And remember when visiting our State and National Parks to always follow the Leave No Trace principles. ================= @nikonusa D750 @tamronusa 15-30 G1 18mm, F/2.8, 15”, ISO 6400
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Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind. Here is a little something from the Friday the 13th Full Moon. It has 7 shots stacked for the top half and 7 shots stacked for the bottom half of the Moon. Stacking images increases the signal-to-noise ratio in night sky images and gives a sharper appearance especially in the smaller details. Background stars were added for effect.
Lost Mine Milky Way A brief time lapse from back in May of the Milky Way rising above Juniper Canyon on the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park. See the entire movie from that trip on my IGTV! #bigbend #visitbigbend #bigbendnationalpark #timelapse #nightphotography #nikon #igtexas #milkyway #milkywaychasers #keeplookingup #hikingadventures #hiketexas
Tycho Crater Estimated to be 108 million years old, the crater is 53 miles across and 15,700' deep. Tycho is most notable for the rays of ejected material from the crater in all directions. EASILY visible in binoculars. In this 27 frame panorama, I wanted to try and show the extreme contrast between the crater, ejecta, and surrounding regions. This is my first multi-row panorama using a dedicated astronomy camera. @zwoasi 120mc @celestronuniverse Nexstar 8SE #moon #cratersofthemoon #celestron #astronomy #astrophotography #opteam #nightphotography #telescope #moonoftheday #universe #space #nightsky
Friday the 13th Harvest Moon 15 frame (overkill) panorama shot with: @nikonusa D750 @celestronuniverse Nexstar 8SE #moon_of_the_day #moon #celestronRocks #nightsky #universe #night_excl #nightscaper #planets #milkywaychasers #solarsystem #keeplookingup #astronomy #ourplanetdaily #amazingphotohunter #astrophotography #nightshooters #nightphotography #universetoday #telescope #opteam #spacespot #science #stargazing #space #nikonusa #fullmoon
How many Stars can you count?? Cygnus Loop in Visible Light Around 21,000 years ago, a star exploded in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Many talented astrophotographers on here have exquisite images of the different parts of the complex that you could search, but as of now with the equipment I have, this is all I can do for the time being. In visible light, the filaments of expanding gas are almost overshadowed by the vast amount of stars in this area of the sky, but in narrowband, the stars begin to fade away and the true structures are revealed. This was taken from my front yard in Bortle 4 skies (moderate light pollution) with a @nikonusa D750 in DX mode (1.5x), @tamronusa 70-200, and Ioptron Skyguider Pro. 49x 180” F/4 ISO1000