Astrophotography - Yogesh Mhatre


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The Core @ Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Shot on the night of Solar Eclipse. We were heading back to SLC airport from Stanley Idaho where we witnessed the amazing totality. My friends had an awesome plan of shooting milky way in Bonneville Salt Flats. As we arrived at the location we realized there were lots of clouds in play. Given that I was not able to find a likable composition I decided to do a Far field Milky Way shot than a wide field with a landscape. This is the end result. Yes, it's not perfect as you can see the clouds in the middle and bottom right part of the image, none the less proud of my first attempt on far field Milkyway.

31 images went in creating this image, some of them stacked by 3 images, while some 2 and some 1 image only. I was totally amazed how Photoshop stitched this together but giving 50% margin per image really helped. Each image is about 40 - 47 seconds exposure, tracked using SkyWatcher Star Adventurer with Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 100mm F/2.8L @ f/4.0, ISO 3200

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