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Amr Abdulwahab
white desert of egypt
02:08 am

Equipment Details:


Nikon D600 Astro-mod

Foreground: NIKKOR 35 1.4

Sky: AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II at 135 mosaic of two panels

Ioptron Sky Tracker

Optolong L-extreme

leofoto panorama indexing rotator.

Post-processing Details:

Sky: Each panel 20 Light Frames, ISO 1250, at 2.8, 180 seconds

20 Dark Frames

20 Bias Frames

20 Flat Frames

Foreground: one light frame ISO 1600 Exposure 25 seconds with Tamron 15-30

Stacked and processed in pixinsight, Topaz denoise, photoshop, color correction in laminar neo and resolve DaVinci

Image Details:

The white desert of Egypt

The White Desert of Egypt is a unique natural wonder located in the Western Desert region of Egypt. It is known for its surreal and otherworldly landscape of white chalk rock formations, which have been shaped by wind and sand erosion over thousands of years. The formations resemble giant mushrooms, cones, and pillars, and are set against a backdrop of golden sand dunes.

The White Desert is a popular destination for tourists and adventurers who want to explore the beauty of Egypt beyond its ancient monuments and cities. Visitors can take guided tours or go camping in the desert, where they can witness the stunning sunrise and sunset and stargaze at night. The White Desert is also home to a variety of wildlife, including desert foxes, gazelles, and camels.

While the White Desert is a unique and beautiful destination, it is important for visitors to take proper precautions and respect the fragile ecosystem. The use of motorized vehicles and littering is strictly prohibited, and visitors are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the environment.

For more than 12 years I have visited the white desert every month for stargazing, astrophotography or even for relaxing and enjoying nature. I documented almost every rock, well, tree or even the huge sand dunes.

My Pleasure to introduce to you my last image for rho ophiuchi over a rock lies in the middle of the white desert.