Astrophoto: Jupiter and Trees by Matt W. Childs


A stunning look at Jupiter in the night sky, from under a canopy of trees. “I took that exposure in Woodbury, CT on August 12, 2011 around 1:00 a,m.,” said photographer Matt Childs. “It is a combination of a couple different shots that I stacked together much like an HDR process. The camera I used was a Canon Rebel Xsi along with a 50mm lens. My observing locations are heavy with trees so its not uncommon for me to find ‘windows’ between branches or leaves that enable me to take a peek into the cosmos.”

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