I used my astro-modified DSLR to photograph Orion setting over Whistling Sands, North Wales (UK)

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A stunning night out in North Wales with my friend, we were blessed with clear skies and stumbled across this amazing beach that just so happened to line up with Orion! 😍 on the far right of this image in the sky, there’s a bright diffuse glow – that’s the zodiacal light creeping in, it’s essentially sunlight that’s being scattered by interplanetary dust which is then seen here on Earth! **Equipment:** Nikon D500 Nikon D5600 Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 iOptron Skyguider Pro K&F Concept TC2534 Tripod Intervalometer **Settings:** ***Sky:*** 1 x 188 sec exposure ISO 800 f/3.5 12mm ***Foreground:*** (shot in the blue hour) 2 x 90 sec exposure stacked for noise reduction ISO 800 f/5 12mm Thanks for looking!


What a beautiful image! Thank you for sharing.


Fantastic shot, I really need to get off my arse and go the llyn peninsula with my camera, since lockdown has finished I don’t have a reason not to and I live in N Wales too