Cornish Heavens

Cornish Heavens
Photo of the Week 

Photo Information
The Milky Way above Wheal Prosper engine house on the south coast of Cornwall. This photograph was taken in October and the Milky Way season in the Northern Hemisphere is coming to an end. This is a merge of the foreground photo taken at dusk and the night sky a few hours later. The Astrotracer built in to my Pentax K1 camera allowed for a single 3 minute exposure of the night sky at ISO 800. There is quite a bit of light pollution at this site and the lights of ships can be seen streaked on the horizon. Saturn is low in the sky just to the right of the engine house and Altair is in the upper part of the photo to the left of the Milky Way. Altair is one of the closest stars visible to the naked eye (16.7 light years away).
03/11/2019 - 19:58mcrtchly
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter SpeedN/A
Aperturef/3.2
ISO800
Focal Length18mm
Views/Likes112/17

morpheus71

davidwozhere

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 01:16
Who cares about the odd ship's light? Wonderful result.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 05:21
LIKEd
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senn

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 07:38
morpheus71 wrote:
Great result

.. indeed !
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Grodgeman

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 10:22
Very good!

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 10:33
Cracking shot...congrats on POTW...worthy winner.

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Karlo

McBrian

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 11:17
Oh my! that is just WOW.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 12:07
Great POTW
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mcrtchly

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 14:23
Thanks for the kind comments. Iím honoured itís photo of the week, much appreciated. I struggled a bit getting the Astro shot until I realised that the astrotracer wasnít working on one of my K1 bodies, fortunately the other body worked, so the faulty one is going in for repair. To add to the woes the second K1 body has a faulty on/off switch and needs repairing as well😢
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derek897

Link Posted 04/11/2019 - 22:21
That is an absolute cracker of a shot.
Potw for sure,
Well deserved 🥂🥂🥂
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AlJones2402

Link Posted 05/11/2019 - 18:08
Congratulations on POTW.
Liked. 👍

globemoving

Link Posted 07/11/2019 - 09:52

alfpics

Link Posted 07/11/2019 - 22:52
Brilliant and very worthy POTW. Sorry to hear about K1 troubles though.
Andy

pauljay

Link Posted 12/11/2019 - 08:08
Love it!
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