Zodiacal Light
Taken by Ruslan Merzlyakov on February 5, 2019 @ Lønstrup, Denmark
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Date Taken: 2019:02:07 09:28:50
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The Sea of Stars.
Truly magical evening in Lønstrup, when the Zodiacal light was incredibly visible with the naked eye!
Taken with the beginning of astronomical darkness.

Canon EOS 6D astro mod + Samyang 24mm f/1.4 + iOptron skytracker.

Panorama of 22 images x 30 seconds, f/2, ISO 3200.

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Composite. Is the word hard to comprehend?

adjective: 1. made up of various parts or elements.

noun: 1. a thing made up of several parts or elements.
Posted by GeorgeLiv 2019-02-08 17:09:42
Would like to hear more about what do you mean by composite
Posted by rmerzlyakov 2019-02-07 15:00:20
composite means the photographer took 22 images(acccording to his information) and stiched, stacked, or combined various parts of each together with photo editing software to create the desired affect. a couple images focused on the sky + a couple images focused on the foreground + a couple images of the sea + a couple images with the lens cap on + a couple images of the entire scene with focus set at infinity.
Posted by amplelight 2019-02-09 05:32:57
+ a couple images well before the sunrise, + a couple images of the pre dawn.
Posted by amplelight 2019-02-09 05:34:05
I wouldnt call my image for composite, as many people define the word composite as fake - or composed of different exposures, which were not taken at the same time.
This image is a panorama - every single frame was taken at the same time - one after another within 20 minutes.
Image stacking is not the same as composite :)
Posted by rmerzlyakov 2019-02-09 11:06:35
To begin with, all astronomical images are fake; theyre not what were able to see. The top starry star-scape alone, with excellent red nebulosity recorded is impossible to see unless one manipulates the emulsion or digital data and includes color information for H-α. I suppose that 4 letter word fake is offensive, thats why we use panorama and stacking; these are acceptable. Similarly, composite shouldnt offend. As an amateur astronomer for 43 years, Ruslans very nice panorama is clearly a composite (yes, a fake) to my eyes.
Posted by GeorgeLiv 2019-02-09 15:42:58
Cant use apostrophes or hyphens on the gallery posts??
Posted by GeorgeLiv 2019-02-09 15:45:24
Whats a desired affect?
Just enjoy the image. Thumbs up from me!
Posted by berndb 2019-02-10 17:38:26
57 thumbs up
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