Last night I drove up to Molas Pass between Silverton and Durango to photograph the 46p/Wirtanen comet. I found a nice composition early in the night sky above North Twilight Peak which was illuminated by the moon. For this shot I stacked 80 images of the comet to reduce noise and bring out further detail. . . . 📷: @sony a7r2 L: @sonyalpha 55 f/1.8 FE . . . #visitdurango #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram #astrophotography
I didn’t find out about the comet until this morning. Not that I would have been able to see it where I live. Great to see it in a photo
Awesome Matt. What did you stack in?
@throttlebycable yeah I was surprised by how hard it was to see to be honest
@ladybugfarmimages sequator. Not super thrilled with the process. I need to remove CA before it stacks somehow.
@mattpaynephoto you need to do all the basic RAW processing in LR or ACR whatever and then stack the tif files in SLS. I suppose the process is similar in Sequator. Also, after about 16-20 shots, it is diminishing returns. You might try doing separate stacks and then stack the stacks. For this many shots something like Deep Sky Stacker or PixInsight might be better. That is a @andrewklinger question however.
@ladybugfarmimages I’ll try that next time :) PS @ak_astro I did start to see some nebula come out
@mattpaynephoto Nice capture Matt! 80 frames is just fine to throw in all at once, but I have no experience with how sequator works. Yeah I bet some of that dust around the Pleiades can be brought out in those skies 😃
@ak_astro for sure it did!
Gorgeous as always!!!
@jcsoccert appreciate it!
Nice, well done.
🙌🏽 well done!