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Perth Observatory Forest Light Painting, 


            Roger Groom

Perth Observatory Forest Light Painting

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Samyang 24mm f/1.4

Imaging camera:Canon 6D

Mount:Vixen Polarie

Resolution: 1962x1322

Dates:Dec. 2, 2018

Frames: 1x30"

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.68% job: 2394488

Locations: Perth Observatory, Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Walking back from seeing workshop participants off last night I chanced upon this unique situation. The car park lights (which are not particularly bright I might add) were casting quite an interesting projection of the surrounding forest on to one of the Perth Observatory domes! Looks quite neat if you ask me :)

Getting the right shot required a little work - walking all the way back up to the car, get my camera gear, walk back down, turn on and off a few extra lights on the surrounding buildings to end up with just the right effect, then various exposure times tracked and not tracked. Took about 40 minutes in the end.

There's also the Constellation of Orion (the saucepan) and Sirius featuring well in the photograph.


Roger Groom
License: None (All rights reserved)


Perth Observatory Forest Light Painting, 


            Roger Groom