Monday, January 28, 2019
MY OWN GROWTH IN ASTROPHOTORAPHY Taken by Nunzio Micale on January 27, 2019 @ Vieste, South Italy
My own growth in astrophotoraphy
When I started taking astrophotographies I was just 12 y.o. so this is a little personal achievement.
The collage on subject is the result of six years of astrophotography. It shows the Solar System with the Sun, Mercury, Venus, the totality phase of 27th July 2018 total Lunar eclipse, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - this one is actually a dwarf planet.
Then there are also the C/2013 R1 Lovejoy and the 21P/Giacobini-Zinner comets on the typical summer sky as background and some renowed deep sky objects which are the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the Orion Nebula (M42) and the North America Nebula (NGC 7000) in the center of the picture.
I used a Celestron 8 on Advanced VX NexStar+ mount, CCD QHY5L-II color, then a 70/500mm SkyWatcher, camera Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm, Sigma 70-300mm F/4 5.6-AF DG, solar filter AstroSolar ND 3,8.