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Orion on the Wild Atlantic Way

With good weather forecast-ed I headed off for the South West Coast on two separate trips. one to Baltimore Cork, and the other to Dingle Kerry. The Beacon stands on the edge of Cliffs overlooking Sherkin Island, while in Dingle I hiked up Ballyferriter head to get a view  of the Three Sisters coastline at Sybill head. These were my first proper shots at Orion and a DSLR set up. 24mm Samyang lens Canon Ra, and Star Adventurer tracker. Ha filtered data also added to the image 

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Thunder Rock Panoramic

During the day Thunder rock on the Samuel Boardman Scenic Highway offers stunning views up and down the Oregon coast. I wanted to return at night to shoot the Milky Way and the Sea Arch which I hoped would form a pleasing foreground. Luckily the skies ere clear, and I was able to set up my Star Tracker and take long exposure frames to create a four pane panoramic with a 24mm lens. I also added some Hydrogen Aloha data to enhance the Emission nebulae. 

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Another Astro trip to the Southern Oregon Coast

After another trip to Oregon in August, I took some time off to sit out under the stars near Brookings on the Southern coast. The weather was clear for those nights, and I had the beaches and headlands to myself each night. Some of the locations were just a short hike from the main trails. Here is a stacked and tracked shot from Indian Sands. I added in some Ha data to bring out the Emission nebula clouds in our Milky Way.

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DSLR shots added to the Shop

Latest DSLR shots have been added to the shop. These include the Ireland Milky Way images, but also the Short Listed APOTY 2022, Crater Lake Pano Milky Way.

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Crater Lake Panoramic Milky Way Shortlisted for APOTY 2022

I m delighted to announce that my Crater Lake Panoramic shot is shortlisted in the Skyscapes category in the Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2022 at the Royal Observatory Greenwich London. This is my 7th time being short listed, having previously won three Awards. The ceremony is being streamed live next week. You can watch at the following link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyz1tEDhySI The Crater Lake Panoramic is a blend of a row of Foreground shots stitched together while the Moon was illuminating the scene, then later after the Moon set, a set of Sky exposed shots were stitched together. The sky and...

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