The Crystal Ball
Taken by György Soponyai on August 9, 2018 @ Tarján, Hungary
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 180/1
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO: 2500
Date Taken: 2018:08:13 13:04:25
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The annual astro camp of Hungarian Astronomical Association is held in Gerecse Mountain near Tarján (~50km southwest from Budapest). Every year ~ 300-400 amateur astronomers come together for common sky-wathcing in a long weekend. I always try to figure out some uncommon way to capture the vibe of the event. This year I was using a crystal ball put on the grass in front of the red lights of fellow amateur astronomers and recording the upside down image reflected on the surface of the ball during almost four hours.

In a long expo picture of the Northern sky the startrails of Big Dipper are dominating the scene however in this particular image they got a surprising company: the reddish/orangish trail of Mars visible on the Southern sky and also reflecting on the crystal ball. The lights of an Iridium flare is also visible here.

Photo details:

Canon EOS 5D Mk II + Canon EF 200/2.8 L
76 * 180 sec, F 11, ISO 2500
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Check this plasma ball and the related flashforward!🔮😂

Posted by Soheil_Esy 2018-08-13 16:20:56
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