Cosmic Clouds around Deneb and Sadr 2019

Cosmic clouds around Deneb and Sadr, 2019

This is my best single wide field astrophoto so far. Midnight had passed two hours ago and I had just finished taking multiple wide-field photographs (to stack later) of various parts of the Milky Way in my favorite dark sky place in Greece (Sep 2019). As I was ready to pack everything, I quickly used my 1x42 binoculars to scan the sky. Cygnus was full of stars, like glowing diamonds in a black dessert. I couldn't resist and I turned my camera to Deneb and Sadr and took one single photograph. Then I packed everything and I drove back to my hometown, about 30 minutes away. It was a great night, away from any kind of human-made light pollution.

Tech Card

Date / Location

23rd September 2019, Iria, GMT+2, Greece, TEMP: 20C, Bortle Class 3 ~SGM: 21.72 mag./arc sec2

Equipment

Camera: Nikon D810A

Lens: Samyang 135mm f/2

Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer

Image Quality

14 bit RAW (NEF)

Exposure time per image / number of composities and sensitivity

1 x 87s ISO 1600 f/2.8

Software

PixInsight 1.8 Core

Lightroom

Photoshop