Sky from the boat | Dag Sola Orsic

Dag Sola Orsic
Location of photo
Croatia, island of Hvar
Date/Time of photo
August 2007.
EOS 1D Mark II 17-40 @ 17mm f/5.6 15 min
This photo was taken from an achored sailing boat. I was curious if any stars woud have been recognisable in a long exposure photo, because of the boat's continuous motion due to waves, plus the Earth's rotation. The result is funny, but I think interesting too. The only sharp object is the mast with it's shrouds and the brightest object is Jupiter. The detail shows how a „cocoon“ image has been created by a wobbling source. The Universe is beautifull in anyway!
All comments must follow the Sky & Telescope Terms of Use and will be moderated prior to posting. Please be civil in your comments. Sky & Telescope reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter’s username, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.