Doug Zubenel
Image taken:
Oct. 9, 2010
Monument Rocks, Gove County, Kansas.
I went out to Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark last weekend, and on the evening of Oct. 9th, was able to get this shot of Hartley 2 and some of the rock formations. Had it not been so close to Eta Persei, it appeared bright enough to have been barely visible to the naked eye. Canon Rebel XTi with an 85mm NIKKOR lens; single exposure begun with lens focused on rocks @ f/8 and flash used, then focus shift to infinity and lens opened up to f/2.8 for the remainder of the 2 minute exposure at ISO 800.
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