Photographer Captures An Amazing Sight of a Rare Comet That Only Appears Every 6,800 Years

Posted by Sama in Science and Technology On 12th August 2020

Dan Zafra from Capture the Atlas and his traveling companions spent several nights on the Adirondack Mountains, located in the northeastern part of New York state, to capture the best view of the Milky Way and Neowise Comet.



Photographer Dan Zafra from Capture the Atlas is used to traveling to exotic locations to capture his imagery. But this time, his new location took him a little closer to the home, the Adirondack Mountains. Located in the northeastern part of New York state, this beautiful place is well known as one of the darkest parts of the East Coast.

This location was Dan's getaway for photography this time who is well known as an astrophotographer.


#2 Dan Zafra was able to photograph the Milky Way and Neowise Comet when he spent time in the Adirondack Mountains

To get the best shot of the night skies, Dan and his companions have spent several nights on the Cascade mountains, which is one of the Adirondack High Peaks, the mountain gave them crystal clear views of the sky.

Taking advantage of the beautiful clear site, Dan took a picture of Milky Way over the serene environment.



By using his star tracker, he was able to execute what he calls “the best Milky Way shot I've ever taken.”

Dan got to click more amazing pictures as he was in the area for the Neowise Comet viewing. This long period comet is known for being exceptionally bright, but it only comes around every 6,800 years. Luckily, Dan's trip coincided with the week that Neowise was visible in the Northern Hemisphere and he took full advantage of the opportunity.

His image of the comet over Lake Placid shows the incredible brightness of Neowise. The photo, which resulted from five images taken at 50 mm, 10 seconds, and ISO 6400, is a beautiful panorama that shows how the village lights don't detract from the comet

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The Milky Way core with Jupiter and Saturn over the Adirondack Mountains, NY. Finding dark skies in the US East Coast is a real challenge; there's so much light pollution, which makes stargazing and astrophotography barely possible. To take this image, last weekend we drove 6 hours from Philadelphia to the Adirondack Mountains in Upper State New York where there are great areas away from light pollution. We were treated with crisp and clear skies ideal for night photography and spent the whole weekend under the stars. With @sunwayfoto.official and @lucroit . . . . . . #capturetheatlas #nightphotography #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotographypros #nightphotographynightlights #nightphotographyexclusive #nightphotographyworkshops #nightphotographycaptures #nightphotography📷 #nightphotographyart #nightphotographypro #milkywayphotography #milkywayphoto #milkywayphotos #milkyway #milkywaypics #milkywaygalaxy #milkyway_nightscapes #milkywayshooters #milkywayphoto #milkyways #milkywayartclu #milkywaygrams #astrophotography #astrophotography_

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Dan shared two more images that prove that the Adirondacks are spectacular at any time of day. One shows the golden light of dawn filtered through atmospheric clouds that dance across the treetops. The second showcases a sunset at Avalanche Lake, one of the more remote locations in the mountains.


#4 In these beautiful pictures, Dan was able to frame the sky in the valley like a pro and reflect its warm colors in the still waters of the lake


#5 This beautiful picture showcases a sunset at Avalanche Lake, one of the more remote locations in the mountains