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Stargazer, Negev desert, Israel by Michael Nalsky

Watching Perseids meteor shower in Negev desert, Israel. I put all the meteors I managed to catch though the night on this composite. This year the Perseids meteors were radiating from the point close to the northern end of Milky Way which gave me the compositional idea. I used a Nikon 35mm f1.8 wide open for meteors - the brightest lens I have, and the sky frame was taken with Sigma 14-24 Art tracked for 2 minutes with iOptron tracker. The foreground was shot earlier in blue hours to obtain enough details. As you probably know humans have extremely weak colour vision in the night, so the colours on this picture are largely "artist's impression", except meteors trails spectral colours, which are "as they are".


Camera Nikon D750
Lens Sigma Art 14-24mm f2.8, Nikkor 35mm f1.8
Aperture 2.8, 1.8
S/S 112 sec, 30 sec
ISO 1250, 640
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