Death Valley National Park - An amazing night of stargazing

in R2cornell6 months ago (edited)

Death Valley National Park - An amazing night of stargazing
An incredibly bright Zodiacal light (that soft, cone shaped glow on the right third of the image) and was taken as a large pano. If you're unfamiliar with the Zodiacal light, it's basically particles of dust in space that are lit up by sunlight about an hour or so after sunset. I shot the sky section of the image first and then took the foreground next. When I got the frame with the spot I wanted to stand, I set a timer, ran up the dunes, and then stood in place for the duration and came back down to finish the last exposure of the pano. Since nothing was moving in the foreground, I wasn't too worried about a few second gap between exposures.

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I'm very excited to share the first astro images with the brand new Sigma 35mm DG DN f1.4 | ART! When I got word of the lens, I knew I wanted to take it to the International Dark Sky Park, Death Valley on two seperate nights of shooting. My plan was to capture as wide a variety of astro images as possible and put the lens to the test. One night would be moonlit and the other would be shooting during the New Moon. I was pretty stoked with how well the lens performed and can't wait to share all of the images. Be sure to check my stories and the link in the comments for more images and my full first impression of the lens.

This first image shows an incredibly bright Zodiacal light (that soft, cone shaped glow on the right third of the image) and was taken as a large pano. If you're unfamiliar with the Zodiacal light, it's basically particles of dust in space that are lit up by sunlight about an hour or so after sunset. I shot the sky section of the image first and then took the foreground next. When I got the frame with the spot I wanted to stand, I set a timer, ran up the dunes, and then stood in place for the duration and came back down to finish the last exposure of the pano. Since nothing was moving in the foreground, I wasn't too worried about a few second gap between exposures. This was my first real dark sky test with the lens so it's safe to say I was pretty excited for the rest of the night I had planned.
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        Camera  : brand new Sigma 35mm DG DN f1.4 | ART

Photographer @ammar2021

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