360 panorama of the sky over La Palma

Details

This was the last shot of my 2 week trip with @florian orth to La Palma in July 2021. During the night a "sandstorm" also called Calima came from the Sahara desert... This photo was taken right at the beginning of the night and if you pay attention you can see the sand on the horizon!

A very exciting part of this image is the bright triangular light on the right edge. It is the zodiacal light which is simply galactic dust in our solar system. This dust is illuminated by the sun and can then be seen shortly after sunrise and shortly before sunrise in the respective direction to the sun, depending on the location and time of year.

Recording

Camera

Sony a7s astromodified

Lens/telescope

Samyang 35mm f1.4, set to f2.5 during shooting

Tripod/mounting

Rollei c6i / Skywatcher Star adventurer Pro Pack

Filter

No filtering for this shot

Exposure

28 panels for the sky with 1×30 second single shots each

22 panels for the foreground with 30 second exposures each

Editing

Panorama composed with ICE (Image Composite Editor)

Sky and ground assembled and edited with Photoshop

Close-ups

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