Il cielo notturno

Friday August 12 — St. Jeanne-Françoise Frémiot de Chantal

Definitely I'm not an astrophotographer: I don't like to stay outside late in the night, I hate cold and I don't like darkness. I understand this is incompatible with that activity, since I have a talented best friend of mine that is passionate about it. But occasionally I could try something.

For instance, now that I'm in the countryside under a sky that, while still far from a good darkness, is decently clean of light pollution, the moon is very easy to portrait. And it's my first time with the 150-600mm.

Sony α6000 + Sigma 150-600mm ƒ/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C @ 600 mm, 1/15 sec @ ƒ/8, -3.00 EV, ISO 100, tripod, cropped.

La luna.

Also, in these days we're at the top of the Perseids shower, and this is another thing that is not so hard to do. I just had to wait for the moon to set at late night... too bad I always fell asleep; so no Perseids. I just had a couple of test shots almost at the end of the twilight, at a random direction in the sky (my first serious star test with the Samyang 12mm F2 NCS CS) and one ended up in a decent landscape.

More photos of the month are available in the diary.

Sony α6000 + Samyang 12mm F2 NCS CS @ 12 mm, 30/1 sec @ ƒ/2, ISO 200, tripod, slightly cropped.

Paesaggio con cielo stellato.