Monday, August 17, 2015

Stars over Ghost Ranch

The night at Ghost Ranch was awesome. Although the rock formations were completely black (I had hoped that they would be just a little bit light up) it made for some amazing pictures:

First, the milky way over Ghost Ranch:

The lights in the lower right corner are from the cities Santa Fe and .

Then, a time lapse of the milky way with some Perseid meteors in it. I used the Vixen Polarie differently this time: I mounted it completely horizontally and set it to 1/2 speed. With this I got an effect that the foreground is also slowly moving:

And finally, the composite of all meteor images (see previous entry how I created it):
(click to see a full resolution image)