Touch the sky

9. July 2022

Sometimes moments spent under a beautiful sky full of stars make a person feel little closer to the universe itself. Further away from light-polluted areas, thousands of stars, our Galaxy, or other galaxies can be seen. In reality, everything is so far away that every light captured by a camera from the sky can be a history. However, astrophotography is not only about science, but also about the representation of the author’s feelings. And in the Atacama desert on my photography trip with Peter Horálek and Yuri Beletsky, in a Martian-looking landscape, I literally felt closer to the stars. I took a picture of myself as if I was “touching” the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) – which was a challenge to direct myself to the exact position. Well, this photograph is my explanation, memory and example of a beautiful moment and the mesmerizing dark night sky in Chile.
Category: Tracked HaRGB Panorama
Equipment: Canon 6D mod, Sigma Art 28mm, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer
EXIF: 30″, f/2.2, ISO 4.000


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