You know, those days I was not really very passionate about astrophotography: something strange. There were two probable reasons.
- I was going through the preps, and actually writing exams in school. At the end of the day, what I wanted to do is go to bed.
- I saw there were lots of clouds in the sky then. Therefore, I had lost hope of an “offensive” after looking out.
I don’t really need to mention again, I did what I do always: look out of my window. Why I did so, that too on that particular night, I don’t know.
But whatever be the reason, I’m very much thankful that I did.
Watching the initial RAW Image, I can more or less judge crudely whether the day is going to flop, or whether it’s gonna go down as one in my astrophotography history. In this case, it was the latter.
The results were even more stunning after I was done with post-processing. Upon further analysis, I am inclined to say that this is one of my best astrophotographs this winter session.
For me, winter session means September to March.
I have always viewed astrophotography with what some people call “a technical twist”. In order to preserve tradition (and habit), here’s the technical details as always.
Date & Time Date: February 18, 2014 Time: 22:53 IST (17:13 UTC) EXIF Data Camera: Sony NEX-3 F-Ratio: f/3.5 Focal Length: 19 mm Exposure: 30" ISO: 200 Post Processing Calibration: DeepSkyStacker Histogram Stretching: Adobe Photoshop Finishing Touches: Adobe Lightroom More Astrometry Details http://nova.astrometry.net/user_images/220054#annotated
Anyone’s wondering why I posted so late? Well, I was too busy with preps for my examinations. And several other underlying reasons too!
Now, as I’m about to publish this blog, I’m sitting relaxed at home, having given the last exam for this scholastic session.