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Soumyadeep Mukherjee
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
07:20 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon D5600, Samyang 135mm, ioptron skyguider pro

Post-processing Details:

Sequator, Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop

Image Details:

A Jovian Corona.

Normally we associate the optical phenomenon "corona" or the diffraction of light via water droplets on clouds with moon (lunar corona) or sun (solar corona). However, on rare occosians, bright planets like venus and jupiter can also display such corona.

I was lucky to be able to capture one on 30th september evening. The jovian corona was very dim and couldn't be easily spotted with naked eyes. I was able to see it on my camera's live view, thanks to the fast focal ratio of the lens.

This image is a stack of 40 images, each image of 15 second exposures.
Exif: 40 × 15 seconds, f/2, ISO 100, 135mm
Gear: Nikon D5600, Samyang 135mm, ioptron skyguider pro
Date: 30th September 2021
Location: Kolkata, India