This week’s jaw-droppingly beautiful Image of the Week is from an accomplished imager based Down-Under, Alex Cherney.
I met Alex at the Starmus Festival held last June in Tenerife where I was a judge of the deep-space image submissions. Alex’s hauntingly beautiful night-time time-lapse video taken on the south Australian coast was the highly-deserved overall competition winner. Part of Alex’s prize for winning the competition was an hour’s imaging time on the biggest telescope on the planet – the Gran Canaria telescope on La Palma – and as I almost continually told poor Alex during the week on Tenerife, I wasn’t the slightest bit jealous or envious
Here are the image details as provided by Alex:
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @14mm
Exposure: 7x30sec, ISO 3200, f/2.8
Mount: Stationary Tripod
Post-processing: Stacking and de-rotation in DeepSkyStacker, further processing in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Link to blog article:
This image taken by the Gran Canaria telescope on La Palma shows the Zodiacal Light in what is probably the best representation of this phenomenon that I have ever seen. Many thanks for sharing this magic moment with us all Alex.
Can I suggest you take a moment to look at the amazing time-lapse work on Alex’s web-site, it it truly inspirational.