NEOWISE and Ursa Major

Astrophotography

I had to get in on all the fun. Or at least give it a try. I have not achieved very good results in the past with astrophotography. I attempted a few different meteor showers but my results have not driven me to pursue it further. Until last night…

Comet NEOWISE is currently putting on a very good show in the Northwestern sky. If you can find the constellation Ursa Major (Big Dipper), you should be able to spot the comet below it. Last night the comet was visible with the naked eye although using the camera definitely increased its visibility.

This version of my E-M1 camera has a Starry Night auto-focus mode which I will be reading up on today and heading back out tonight to see if I can improve this photo. I’m also going to be taking a drive around the back roads looking for some interesting compositions to include with the comet. Hopefully, I’ll have more images to share tomorrow…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; NEOWISE and Ursa Major

NEOWISE and Ursa Major
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 20s, 12mm, f/2.8, ISO 3200

 

5 responses to “NEOWISE and Ursa Major

    • Originally I thought I would zoom in on it but once I got to the location I wanted to use and noticed the Big Dipper sitting above the comet I used my wide angle lens to capture both objects. Going to go back out tonight to see what I can find… 🙂

      • So exciting. I thought so because it was too far away from the big dipper for me to get them in the same frame with my regular lens. I don’t have a wide angle lens. Yet.

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