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Thread: Shooting the Milky Way on Bonaire

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    Hi Chris:
    Thanks! I used 24mm with about 10 shots that are then stitched together. You can see the details here ... https://flic.kr/p/Lk9AK5
    Gerard

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    Here is the shot on my Flickr.... https://flic.kr/p/Lk9AK5
    Thanks!!

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    Definitely need a tripod for these milky way shots that requires 10-30 second exposures.

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    Here is the link to our Flickr account with some other photos of our adventures. https://www.flickr.com/photos/bennett-cachon/

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    My wife and I just returned from our first, but not our last, trip to Bonaire. What an amazing island.
    After seeing gcachon's milky way picture here on Bonaire Talk I knew I had to try to get one also. Up here in Canada there is way too much light polution to get a nice clear picture.
    I did my research on sunset and moonrise times as well as the direction of the Milky Way so I would be all set when we got there. I headed out to Willenstoren Lighthouse before sunset and found a spot similar to where gcachon set up for his shot, got all my setting set and waited for dark skys.
    Once the sun set it was darker than I had ever experienced before and I was really exited to finally catch the entire arch of the Milky Way. Unfortunately Mother nature did not want me to get a shot as a large cloud bank moved in almost as fast as the sun went down. I waited for 3 hours but the clouds never cleared for more than a couple of seconds and before I knew it the moon was up and my opportunity to shoot the Milky Way was over and I was heading home in the morning.
    I'll be back again in February and try again. Maybe I can still shoot part of the Milky Way

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    Here is a how-to primer from Gerard on how he got this magnificent shot! https://www.infobonaire.com/astropho...gerard-cachon/

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    Thank you Susan. A lot of usefull information in that article. This is what the milkyway looks like way up north here in Ontario Canada at this time of year. I am really looking forward to trying to capture the milkyway in February
    milkyway Tobermory.jpg

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    Great shot! I remember Tobermory from diving it many many years ago!!!

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    Full moon was super bright wiped out the milky way last week, so dahhhhhh, shot the moon. Was at Black Durgon and had a great position after the moon cleared the palm trees.
    Sigma 150-600 @ 600mm, Nikon D850, ISO 100, 1/180 sec shutter, f16, manual focus (used focus peaking in live view). Very few clouds so had many 30 second gaps to setup and take a few shots. CaptureOne 11 RAW developer. Pushed exposure, contrast, brightness a bit. Crappy old tripod but good enough. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!! Joe.


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    Great picture.

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