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Deepscape of Rho Ophiuchi and Blue Horsehead over Mt Warning
This image shows the Rho Ophiuchi region rising over Mt Warning in New South Wales, Australia. It is a true representation of what the sky looked like at 6:35 pm with the sky carefully placed relative to the foreground.
I created this using a dual camera arrangement that I commonly use for such images - A CentralDS modified Canon 6D and Sigma 85mm At F/1.4 lens at F/3.2 alongside a ZWO ASI 294MC-Pro with Sigma 50mm Art F/1.4 at F/3.2. For the Canon I took 70 x 60 second exposures and for the ASI294 35 x 2 minutes. I only used about 2/3rds of the images for processing as the first were too affected by light pollution and the last ones by a layer of fog that came through. The foreground was 6 x 30 seconds, ISO 800 stacked in Photoshop for noise reduction.
I used APP for the sky processing and it easily blended the two slightly different Fields of View using LNC and MBB
Wow, that is stunning result Kelvin @kelvin-hennessy !
Thanks a lot for sharing 🙂
That is truly amazing indeed, wonderful combination!