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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


Scorpion constellation at dusk on Pollara, Salina


Raising Milky Way, Vulcano


Night lights between Lipari and Salina


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


“Moontan” at Fossa delle Felci, Salina


Milky way above Sicily night shores


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 🙂

    • 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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