Moonlit Panorama

A few days ago (I think around the 12th – 13th of April) there was a large coronal mass ejection (CME) on the sun which is the starting point for an Aurora (if everything pans out), with that in mind I decided to head out to Phillip Island (Pyramid Rock) to see if I could capture the Aurora.

Sadly, although the measurements all looked great, it turned out to not really eventuate and was not able to overpower the strength of a near full moon. With that in mind I decided to capture some panoramic images and set up the PINE II Motion Controller, and NT-Head with my Sony A7R 4 connected and a 28mm Lens.

This was one of my first real tries with this, and I captured two different panorama's that I stitched into one image. One panorama contained about 15 images, whilst the other was about 21 images. These were stitched in Autopano Giga and edited in Photoshop. Sadly there are a few stitching errors but for a first try it worked fairly well and I know the changes I may need to make to improve the next shots.

Each image was shot in manual mode, 15 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 1600 and at 28mm. An embed of the higher resolution (approx 16,000px image) is provided below.

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