N I G H T S C A P E R Photo Award to ...
Shooting star intersecting the Milky Way core - a single exposure. Congratulations to Miguel Ventura. “We spend countless hours of eyes in the sky, countless hours of planning, waiting and hope that our DSRL and our eyes capture moments like these,” says Miguel. “I do not know about you but I love this photo…!” || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery.
MORE from Royce: Capturing a great meteor or falling star photo is the dream of many a night photographer, but getting it with the core of the Milky Way is over-the-top! How was Miguel able to do this? Part of it is luck, but another part is just “being there”, being set up and constantly shooting. The more times you are out shooting the stars and the more exposures you take, the more you increase your chances for a great shot like this. • One great method is to shoot a time lapse using an intervalometer - let it take scores of 20 to 30-second exposures over a few hours. Even if you decide not to make a time lapse video, some of those exposures may contain a shooting star!
METEOR OR SATELLITE? How do you tell? SWIPE left to see the composite image from page 59 of my @milkyway_nightscapes
eBook. Light streaks 1-3 are the signature patterns from fixed-wing aircraft, i.e. passenger jets. Light streaks 4 and 5 are made from sunlight reflecting off man-made satellites. 6 is an Iridium flare from one of the sixty-six high altitude Iridium communication satellites. 7 is the streak of a meteor. Like an Iridium flare, shooting stars streaks taper and vary in thickness; but unlike Iridium flares, meteors streaks also vary more in their coloration as they burn up in our atmosphere.
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