WAITING FOR THE SHADOW

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Some recent work - Spring 2020 to early 2021


Date: October 11, 2020

Camera:      Pentax K1
Lens:           Pentax M 50mm f1.7
ISO..................Exposure:
1600            11 x 240s
1600            11 x 60s
1600            11 x 15s


No darks, no flats, no bias, raw processed in Lightroom, median stacked in Photoshop.













Date: January 7, 2021

Camera:      Pentax K1
Lens:           Samyang 14mm f2.8

ISO..................Exposure:
1600            6 x 150s
No darks, no flats, no bias, raw processed in Lightroom, median stacked in Photoshop.











Orion's Belt and Sword


Date: January 14, 2021

Camera:      Pentax K1
Lens:           Pentax EDIF 300mm f4
ISO..................Exposure:
12800          21 x 60s
3200            29 x 120s
1600            11 x 60s
400              20 x 60s
No darks, no flats, no bias, raw processed in Lightroom, median stacked in Photoshop.












Large Magellanic Cloud



Date: January 14, 2021

Camera:      Pentax K1
Lens:           Pentax EDIF 300mm f4
ISO..................Exposure:
1600           10 x 120s
No darks, no flats, no bias, raw processed in Lightroom, median stacked in Photoshop.













The Gum Nebula



Date: Jan 7 2021














 















 



Date: Jan 7 2021
Pentax K1 & Rokinon 135mm f2 ISO 800 16 x 120s

No darks, no flats, no bias, raw processed in Lightroom, median stacked in Photoshop.












The Rosette Nebula


Date: Jan 7 2021
Pentax K1 & Rokinon 135mm f2 ISO 3200 30 x 60s

No darks, no flats, no bias, raw processed in Lightroom, median stacked in Photoshop.











Date: Jan 7 2021
Pentax K1 & Rokinon 135mm f2 ISO 3200 15 x 60s

No darks, no flats, no bias, raw processed in Lightroom, median stacked in Photoshop.









'Gugurmin - The Emu'




Gugurmin, is the Wiradjiri name of the dark constellation more commonly known as the emu or celestial emu. Mosaic was taken from my property in Wiradjiri country near Young which is why I have used the Wiradjiri name.

The emu constellation interpretation exists in the dreamtime of all Australian indigenous mythologies. It also appears as an ostrich in ancient southern African cultures and also appears interpreted as a Rhea in South American cultures.

This is a mosaic of 12 images 6 high by 2 wide taken with a 50mm lens at f2.8. 60s per image tracked ISO1600. The silhouette was captured separately and added. In the past, I have tried standing still even for a 10-15s exposure and I always come out as a blur.

There's some light pollution on the horizon, the broad yellow glow in front of the Milky Way Core comes from Sydney, 230 km east, the green white glow in the bottom right corner comes from a large mine near Galong. The layer of green glow above that is probably airglow.

Date: Jan 19, 2021
Pentax K1 & Pentax M 50mm f1.7  @ f2.8   ISO 3200   15 x 60s

No darks, no flats, no bias, raw processed in Lightroom, median stacked in Photoshop.





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