Location: Miðdalskot, Bláskógabyggð – Island.
The great expeditions with PTMA (September 2019)
These are the last photos of the northern lights, which I was able to
photograph during the trip to Iceland from September 2019.
last nights I’ve
took these photos I slept very little. The quantity as well as the
scope of the performance that was taking place above my head, beat
all the previous ones I’ve seen so far.
decided to post only those more interesting shots. There are 23
photos that I selected among 37 GB of data (913 files) from material
two nights in a row.
The equipment with I took wonderful photos:
- Body: Canon 6D,
- Lens: Irix 15
- ISO 1600
- Lights: 10 [s] – 15 [s]
- Precessing: RawTherapee oraz Gimp
More details about the phenomenon itself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora
Island – Northern Lights
(Aurora Borealis) – The
It’s been far over half a year since the trip and I keep coming back to memories. I don’t think it will ever end. It’s like addiction.
The equipment with
I took wonderful photos:
- Body: Canon 6D,
- Lens: Irix 15,
- ISO 1600,
- Light: 10[s],
- Processing: RawTherapee and Gimp.
Więcej szczegółów o samym zjawisku: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zorza_polarna
is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years (six megaparsecs) away from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major. M101 is a large galaxy, with a diameter of 170,000 light-years. By comparison, the Milky Way has a diameter of 100,000 light years. It has around a trillion stars, twice the number in the Milky Way. It has a disk mass on the order of 100 billion solar masses, along with a small central bulge of about 3 billion solar masses.
A good example showing how a coma mirror can break a nice picture. I’ve hope, that the coma corrector I will buy in the coming week, will eliminate the above mentioned optical defect in the entire camera frame.
- Photos taken at May 2020,
- Equipment: Canon EOS 6D, CT10 Newton 1200/250[mm], F4.8, NEQ6Pro.,
- Composition: Astro Pixel Processor,
- Processing: GIMP + plug-ins,
- Lights: 81 x 120[s], ISO 1600,
- Correction frames: Flats, DarkFlats, Darks, Bias
Over the last year of using my SynScan GOTO controller, I’ve noticed that the ESC button doesn’t always work as expected. Somehow I lived with it limitations. Last time the left Ra button, also began to fail and did not always connect. I could live with it for some time and it was, but lately it was even worse. After pressing the Ra button, this one did not always bounce up and the mount started to rotate like a carousel. After all, I have to mention that I had many trips together with my equipment and it is not a set that was used in the static way. A red light came on in my head – something needs to be done against trouble coming. There were not many options available, just two. First I am sending the controller to the service or second I will do something myself to fix those issues. My engineer nature took over (as always), I started to solve the problems myself.