Photo of the Week for September 9, 2016
We’re sure quite a few readers are looking at this striking picture and thinking, “Flying Geese Nebula? How can it be I’ve never heard of that one before?” Does it help to know that the bright stars in this image are four of the five stellar points making up the familiar W of Cassiopeia? Probably not. We’ll let the photographer, Ian Barredo, of Regina, Saskatchewan, explain. “I was taking photos to test a new lens by aiming at Cassiopeia, when a flock of geese came flying overhead—their white underbellies reflecting the bright streetlights from below.”
Ian got the shot with his Nikon D610 DSLR camera and a Rokinon 135mm F/2 lens fitted with a Kenko Softon-A blurring filter. The exposure is 10 seconds at ISO 1600.