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.
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...
Three Castle Head
This is the second image from my night at Three Castle Head. In this shot, I tracked and stacked 27mins worth of images on the Milky Way, then blended it into a 30s foreground image which was taken during the "Blue Hour"
New DSLR images coming soon
Following my talk at the Skellig Star Party in August, I spent a few days in West Cork, where I had a clear night. I went to one of my scouted spots to try a setting Milky Way shot, but the composition wasn't going to work as the Milky Way would have been just a bit too obscured by a hill. So I changed up my location and went back to Three Castle Head. I had problems getting a good photo here on a previous shoot, but this time I found a little rock ledge on the side of the...
Goodbye CCD, Hello CMOS
After 12 years using my Atik 11meg full format CCD camera for Deep Space Astrophotography, it finally developed a Comms issue which meant it had ran its course. It was time for me to make the move from CCD to CMOS. I have always used Atik, so I went for their new Apx60 full frame CMOS camera. I installed it 10 days ago, and so far the results are excellent. Its picking up fainter detail, quicker, and is very smooth. Each 32bit FIT file is 238MB, so plenty of hard drive space is needed.With the high QE, small pixels, and...