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Astronomy and space photography on the Aeolian islands

Aeolian islands are a good spots for astrophotography. From the top of volcanic peaks, dark skies reveal all the details of constellations, Milky Way and far away objects. Click each picture to enlarge

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Scorpion constellation at dusk on Pollara, Salina

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Raising Milky Way, Vulcano

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Night lights between Lipari and Salina

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Deep space objects from 1000 m  above the sea level, Salina

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“Moontan” at Fossa delle Felci, Salina

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Milky way above Sicily night shores

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North (Polar) Star, Vulcano

All pictures shot with Nikon D800 on tripod, ISO 100, f/5.6 and exposure times from 30 secs to 30 minutes on Nikkor 50 mm / Nikkor 16-35 mm

Posted by lorenzoborghi on September 24, 2014
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  1. 08/10/2020

    I have an inadequate tripod, (cheap) which creates motion in short times exposures of the night skies. Holding a card over the lens (not touching, of course) I remove and replace it to the approximate exposure needed while in times exposute mode. Bottom line: I need a good tripod! Nice images. M 🙂

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    • 10/6/2020

      The tripod I got for the Skyguider Pro is a heavy steel tripod that was not more than 90 euros. Its’ not nice but it works 😉

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