Star Trails over Teide – Tenerife

In overall, this was my third or fourth attempt to capture Star Trails. In the end, I was able to make a slightly longer photo shoot, which shows long, bright and clear trails. In the lower left corner of the screen, long white streaks of light are the lights of Italian tourists – amateurs of the night sky like we do. I remember how loud and chatty they were. The word “Polonia” was fell several times as they looked in our direction. I guess how they knew when my company, a modest number of three people, emptied the turbo-cola with raising toast.

Just above the companions from Italy, a small cluster of white light at the left edge of the frame, are also tourists who were probably descending Teide at night.

Near the bottom of the frame, center to right, white streaks of light are the lights of cars on the road nearby.

Star Trails over Teide – Tenerife - 2019

I had some luck and throughout the frame, I caught a few meteors.

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Milky Way – mosaic of three frames

This is mosaic of three frames, manually set. I had four frames done but the third in the queue was bad quality and went to trash. This is my first mosaic. It is a pity that I could not set the frame, which is why the picture is not complete. In overall, the final photo is not so bad. I remember getting a bit tired of setting these frames, it is not as easy to do as it may seem. Certainly, the ideal support for such a “work” will be a computer with the solid software that will align the frames each other as they should be with some overlap.

Droga Mleczna / Milky Way - mozaika 3 kadrów

Full resolution: http://www.astrofoto.pekdar.net/wp-content/uploads/wppa-source/album-6/DrogaMleczna_mozaika3kadrow_v3gotowe.png

Photos taken at 02 Jun 2019 on Tenerife, exactly in the place next to “God’s finger”. Great expedition with PTMA.

As usual, I couldn’t decide which picture is better. Version with the actual number of stars or reduced. Personally, I like both and I also post both. Certainly the “without” stars version is not suitable for viewing at high magnifications, till some reasonable level you can. It is better to magnify the “with stars” version.

ATTENTION! Pictures are big, resolution: 16445 x 4136 [px]

  • PNG size: 146 [MB]
  • JPG size with 99% of quality set: 58,6 [MB]
Droga Mleczna / Milky Way - mozaika 3 kadrów i redukcja gwiazd

Full resolution: http://www.astrofoto.pekdar.net/wp-content/uploads/wppa-source/album-6/DrogaMleczna_mozaika3kadrow_v3-lessStars.png

Equipment: Canon EOS 6D with a Canon Canon EF 24-105 [mm] F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, on damaged iOptron CEM 25 mount with limited functionality.

  • Composition: Astro Pixel Processor v1.077-6 and v1.075,
  • Processing: GIMP v2.10.14 + plug-ins (Linux),
  • Lights: frame nr 1 – 10 x 60 [s], frame nr 2 – 9 x 60 [s], kadr nr 3 – 10 x 60 [s], ISO-1000
  • Darks: 14 ISO-1000,
  • Bias: 20 ISO-1000