Randall Peterman’s breathtaking auroral throwback to Norway 2018 has gained our Picture of the Week on October 30, 2020.
Peterman mentioned he captured the Northern Lights from Skagsanden Seaside within the Lofoten Islands of Norway on February 26, 2018. Lofoten is an archipelago within the northern a part of Norway.
“This eerie scene appeared on the wave-washed Skagsanden Seaside within the Lofoten Islands of Norway,” he wrote. “A half-Moon behind me lit up the snow-covered mountains and seashore.”
He used an Olympus OM-D E-M1, and the lens he used was an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm f/3.5-6.Three EZ ED MSC, set to f/3.5 at 12mm. The publicity was 20 seconds.
Our runner-up this week was Grzegorz Gurdak, capturing the oh-so-photogenic Rho Ophiuchi cloud advanced with Antares.
The colorful area of the sky is a ravishing topic to seize. The star within the yellow nebulous space is Antares, which is definitely a binary star that features a crimson supergiant. The crimson level on the high is Sigma Scorpii, a a number of star system. Between the 2 sits the a globular cluster, Messier 4. IC 4603 and IC 4604 present the blue nebulosity left of centre, the latter being lit up by the star Rho Ophiuchi, which can be a a number of star system.
Gurdak mentioned he shot the picture from Bortle 2 skies close to Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario on August 21, 2020. He mentioned he used a Nikon D5100 and a Nikkor ED 80-200mm lens set at 80mm to seize the picture. He captured three hours of exposures, 89 at 120 seconds every.
Prizes for the 2020-21 SkyNews Picture of the Week contest are sponsored by Sky-Watcher, Celestron, iOptron and The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Click here for extra particulars on the prize packages that can be awarded to the most effective images this yr.