A gallery of the best astrophotos you’ve sent us.
Reza says: “This nebula is one of the most iconic objects for imaging, so I thought it would be worth a try. I spent two nights in a Bortel Class 3 site to collect the data needed, and the first night was disastrous! My power generator broke down, I had mount problems and the appearance of dew, but I am glad at how it turned out in the end.”
Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM-C camera, Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 lens Exposure: 40x5’ Ha, 33x5’ OIII, 29x5’ SII
BBC Sky at Night Magazine says: “Images of nebulae are a great opportunity to play with the contrast between colourful, glowing clouds and thick, dark dust. Reza has done an immense job with this one. The multitude of crisp stars and the intricacy of the dusty tendrils makes this an image that really pulls the viewer in.”
About Reza: “I’m a 28-year-old engineer, drummer and astrophotographer from Tehran. I started astrophotography about three years ago and it has become my full-time passion. I have enjoyed stargazing since I was a kid. A wise man asked me, ‘Why don’t you take a picture of it?’ so here I am!”