Taken on December 30th, 2008 in the Dunes at Birubi Beach, NSW Australia.

Canon 350D + Sigma 17-70mm lens.

68 × 1 minute exposures stacked.

See a Video of the sky rising, along with capture, processing and more information here:
The Night Sky Over Birubi Beach Sand Dunes


beach, night, sky, sand, space, star, dunes, astronomy, trails, birubi

My name is Mike Salway and I’m an amateur astronomer and photographer.

I’m the co-founder of the Amateur Astronomy community site, IceInSpace, and my personal blog site and image gallery is at mikesalway.com.au

I love high resolution planetary imaging and deep-space imaging using a telescope, and I love capturing wide field vistas that involve a lovely foreground scene combined with astronomical interest in the sky.

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  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 5 years ago

    fantastic night sky & trails Mike. Tried but failed on the stacking bit. Will try again soon. Love this and going straight into my favs

    GOSIA GRZYBEKover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot,,,, super work)))

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

    Well done with the camera settings

  • amko
    amkoover 5 years ago

    great work Mike. glad you had the persistance to keep at it. Its turned out really well in spite of the difficulties involved! :)

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellover 5 years ago

    awesome stuff Mike !!
    (video worked great too !)

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellabout 5 years ago

    Congradulations you have been featured in the Central Coast & Hunter group.

  • EIysia
    EIysiaalmost 5 years ago


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