Widefield Shots from New Zealand

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Widefield Shots from New Zealand

Post by ivan » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:05 am

Hi Folks!

Here's sharing some images that I took using an unmodified DSLR and polarie from a recent trip to New Zealand. All the shots were were taken from Queenstown. Despite some slight light pollution, the sheer transparency of the night sky still made it possible to capture the beauty of the Southern Sky. All the images were taken using a Canon 6D DSLR on a Vixen Polarie. Special thanks to Luanluanpai for the polarie loan.

The actual fov for the images are actually wider as I have cropped each of them to some extent.

Large Magellanic Cloud

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Canon EF24-105 f/4L at 105mm f/4. 32 x 1 minute.

Small Magellanic Cloud and 47 Tucanae

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Canon EF24-105 f/4L at 100mm f/4. 21 x 1 minute

The Southern Milky Way

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Annotated version:

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Thanks for looking!

Cheers,
Ivan

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Re: Widefield Shots from New Zealand

Post by Airconvent » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:57 pm

wow..awesome shots!..you caught the Tarantula nebula too!
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Re: Widefield Shots from New Zealand

Post by ivan » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:59 pm

Thanks Richard! Yes the Tarantula is always the brightest part of the LMC :)

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Re: Widefield Shots from New Zealand

Post by kochu » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:13 am

Nice wide fields Ivan. Wish you a Happy New Year
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Re: Widefield Shots from New Zealand

Post by ivan » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:28 am

kochu wrote:Nice wide fields Ivan. Wish you a Happy New Year
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Thanks Kochu. Wishing you a Happy New Year too!

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