Milky Way over La Palma Observatory

Details

In July 2021, I flew to La Palma with @florian orth for 2 weeks. During this time I had a lot of plans, including this picture. The Milky Way above the large telescope domes of La Palma's observatory. Actually, I wanted to choose a different frame with more domes, but when I saw this stone path on the way up, which fitted perfectly as foreground, I wanted to include it and add myself.

We were also fortunately rewarded with perfect conditions on our first night! No wind, no Sahara dust and no clouds (Which are very rare anyway) ūüėÄ

This picture is one of my best and will definitely be for a long time!

 

 

Recording

Camera

Sony a7s astromodified

Lens/Telescope

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

Tripod/Mount

Rollei c6i / Skywatcher Star adventurer Pro Pack

Filter

No filtering in this recording

Exposure

21 panels for the sky, each with 4×30 seconds of individual shots (2 minutes in total) 

27 pannels for the foreground with 30 seconds exposure each

Editing

Stacked and calibrated with flats, darks and bias in Astropixelprocessor

Edited with Pixinsight and Photoshop

Close-ups

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