Recently we ventured out for an Astrophotography shoot in the early hours of the morning, despite the fact that the moon was directly below the Galactic Centre.
Using the PhotoPills app we worked out that the moon would go below the horizon and leave us with an hour before the Galactic Centre also would be below the horizon.
After finding a composition of this unused catamaran near a very murky dam we began shooting exposures, we soon realized the light pollution from the moon as well as the nearby town was making the Galactic Centre very hazy and washed out.
On the verge of packing up and going home, a meteor glided across the sky and burnt up as we were both looking up at the Galactic Centre.
This taught us a very valuable lesson, despite not having ideal conditions sometimes incredible things can happen.
Nikon D850, Nikkor 14-24mm
Camera Settings: 13” | f/2.8 | @ 14mm | ISO 10000
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