Location of Photo:
Santa Cruz de La Palma. Canary Island. Spain
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Data: Sony alfa68, f / 3.2, 25s exposure, Iso2500, 17mm (25mm equivalent). On tripod and trigger.
Comet C / 2020 F3 Neowise The photo is a single photo, taken at dawn on July 11 from the Mirador del Llano de La Venta in the municipality of Breña Baja. The comet is barely visible to the naked eye because it is very low in the northeast, there are clouds on the horizon and remains of haze. With binoculars it looks good and the camera captures it with long exposure, in this case 25 seconds and without tracking on tripod and shutter release. In the photo you can see the Auriga constellation with its bright star Capella centered in the image to the right and above the comet; In the right margin above you can see well the open cluster of the Pleiades and, also in the right margin, the brilliant Venus in the constellation Taurus. The light that floods the photo is on the horizon the light of the morning twilight to which is added the light of a moon in its phase of gibbous waning to 65%. The lights seen “below” are the municipalities of Breña Baja and Breña Alta. And the model is me ;-) This photo is ONE single photo without cropping. Data: Sony alfa68, f / 3.2, 25s exposure, Iso2500, 17mm (25mm equivalent). On tripod and trigger. Edited with Capture1 in Balance, Brightness, Contrast, Levels, Saturation and Clarity.