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A Starry Night Sky over the Grand Canyon, 





    
        

            JDJ
A Starry Night Sky over the Grand Canyon

A Starry Night Sky over the Grand Canyon

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Imaging telescope or lens:Rokinon 14mm F/2.8

Imaging camera:Nikon D750

Software:Starry Landscape StackerPixInsight 1.8

Resolution: 6016x4016

Dates:April 22, 2019

Frames: 4x30"

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.82%

Astrometry.net job: 2686621

RA center: 255.273 degrees

DEC center: 57.309 degrees

Pixel scale: 86.186 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 60.371 degrees

Field radius: 86.593 degrees

Data source: Traveller

Description

I was able to work in a few nightscape astrophotography sessions during a trip out west to Arizona and Utah in April . First stop was at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I was blow away by not just how dark the sky was, but how blazingly bright the stars shined. This image was generated on April 22, 2019 from Yavapai Point on the South Rim. The view is to the north looking across the canyon where a few lights can be seen on the North Rim.

Imaged using a Nikon D750 and 14 mm Rokinon lens at F2.8. Exposure was 30 seconds at ISO-25600 for each image. Stacked four images using Starry Nightsky Stacker. Post-processed stacked image using Pixinsight: DBE for gradients, masked stretches using histogram transformation and curves transformation to work the canyon foreground separate from the night sky, and color saturation boost,

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A Starry Night Sky over the Grand Canyon, 





    
        

            JDJ