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Towards the top-right, the Pleiades cluster; the big white blob to the left of the Hyades is Jupiter; Orion is rising just above the horizon.

The background glow is not city lights, but orange (pre-moonrise) and green low-level auroral activity.

Lumix GH2, kit 14-42 lens at 19mm, f/4.5, 30s at ISO 1600, four frames processed in RawTherapee (with dark-frame-subtraction), stacked and processed in Krita, darktable and the Gimp.

Photographer, Scotland, Landscape, progressive, geek, …

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  • PaulBradley
    PaulBradleyabout 2 years ago

    Nice work – I particularly like the auroral glow. I’ve been trying a little night sky & astro photography myself but have yet to get any aurorae.

  • Ta – yeah, not very frequent in Scotland, least of all now we’ve moved to the south end of the country, either!

    – PigleT

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