Photo of the Week for June 12, 2015
Taking pictures of the night sky can seem daunting at first. Even the name “astrophotography” conjures images of white-coated astronomers engaged in a highly technical enterprise involving a big observatory telescope and rooms full of specialized equipment. But as this aurora image by Evan Boyle demonstrates, pleasing results can be achieved by self-described beginners equipped with nothing more exotic than a DSLR. The key is being in the right place at the right time and knowing how to set your camera for low-light conditions.
Boyle captured the aurora on May 24 from Davis Lake, Saskatchewan. He used a Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera and 18mm f/3.5 lens for this 10-second exposure at ISO 2500.