Fuji X-T2 | Samyang 12mm | f/2.8 | ISO3200 | 30"
This is a composite of 4 images stitched together with Hugin. I processed the raw files with Darktable. I had to do a fair amount of the alignment by hand because Hugin didn’t do well identifying matching stars between frames. There is some amount of “smudging” despite my efforts. Does anyone have tips on creating composite images like this on a Mac?
If you’re interested in astrophotography and live in the mid-Atlantic, I highly recommend traveling to West Virginia. The skies are dark and there are lots of mountain tops available. I took this photo near Lion’s Head in the Dolly Sods Wilderness on a backpacking trip last month (more photos from the area on my blog, Backcountry Sights).