Taken with a small apo telescope. The stars are elongated because the Moon changed its orbital position a little bit during the 60 seconds of exposure. (Our satellite needs around 1 hour to cross one diameter relative to the stars)
This is beautiful.
Absolutely gorgeous! Great shot.
It's absolutely mind boggling that all the planets in the solar system can fit into that tiny space between the Earth and the Moon.
What are those other dots that appear to move?
What? Fuck you. No.
Orion ED80ZWO 1600 monochrome cooled Orion Sirius Orion field flattener Orion 60 MM guide scope ZWO ASI120MC for guiding
~8 hours Integration 80 180" Ha 80 180” OIII HOO
Acquisition with SGP Processed in Pixinsight Guided with PHD2
Processing:Blink for frame selection BatchPreProcessing DBE on Ha and OIII masters Deconvolution on Ha Noise reduction on both masters with MLT Histogram Transformation Pixel Math to combine masters into one RGB using HOO SCNR on green Background Neutralization Sharpening with LocalHistogramEqualization Curves
Having it pan across your field of view in a decent scope is a slice of heaven. Literally and figuratively.
Wow, the fact that you want to buy a copy is a massive compliment! I don't really have the capacity to sell them but I can give you an original PNG file for free? The full size out of the camera is 6000x4000 but doesn't look that good hence the resizing. What size would you like?
Nikon D3300 35mm F1.8G lens at F/2.8
10 sec exposure ISO 1600
Edited in RawTherapee:
White Balance correction
Lens distortion correction
A bit of saturation
Exported to paint and resized to 1920x1080 and saved as PNG
Interesting, it could potentially be due to different tastes in white balance though.
It looks like this in rural areas; it really looks a lot like the sky in Tasmania once your eyes are adjusted!
“That’s no moon”
I wonder how it must feel to see that every few hours while watching the Earth below seeming to race past.
Honestly just look up and you'll see mostly the same thing. The only real difference is that you're looking through the atmosphere and they're not.
The picture looks like it shows a very large moon, but that's just an illusion in the photo. The moon is roughly 384400 km away from the earth on average, and the ISS is roughly 400 km away from the earth. seeing the moon from 384400 km vs 384000 km is really very, very little difference at all.
Came here to post that, thank you!
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It's a long exposure, it doesn't look like that to the eye. It still looks amazing to the eye from a dark area though.
milky way :)
Hey man, what a fantastic photo! I have it set as my background, I love it! Thanks dude!
Love me some of those natural train tracks!
Fantastic shot RBA.
Brilliant, especially barnard's loop, what a picture
That is truly incredible... I applaud you!
Thanks Ron. I'd like to know where my previous comment went... :-/