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Beacon of the Night

160 megapixel VAST photo
Waipapa Point Lighthouse, Southland, New Zealand

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160 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the night sky, milky way, and stars over a lighthouse; fine art astrophotography landscape photo created by Paul Wilson in Waipapa Point Lighthouse, Southland, New Zealand

Beacon of the Night

160 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Waipapa Point Lighthouse, Southland, New Zealand
Paul Wilson specializes in capturing the beautiful night sky. He is based in New Zealand, which has some of the best night skies on the planet.

Paul spends many cold nights out under the stars shooting huge nightscape images, gazing up at the night sky emblazoned with light emitting from billions of galaxies.

Companies such as BBC Earth, Futurism, Daily Mail and Unilad, and have featured Paul's work, to name a few. Additionally, his work has generated a huge following on Facebook and Instagram.

He has a close relationship with companies such as Canon, SYRP, Fornax Tracking Mounts, Optolong, and GoPro, always helping them test and refine new equipment.
Date & TimeFebruary 7, 2016:  4:40am
LocationWaipapa Point Lighthouse, Southland, New Zealand
Coordinates-46.660062, 168.847273
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef/3.5
Shutter Speed20 sec
ISO10000
Number of Exposures32

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Acrylic glass display

Our acrylic glass displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain one of our photographic prints sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden mounting brace on the rear causes the display to gracefully "float" off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

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Total Pixels160,000,000
Horizontal Pixels20,000
Vertical Pixels8,000
Aspect Ratio2.5 : 1
File Size914 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)5.56 feet
Height @ 300ppi2.22 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)11.11 feet
Height @ 150ppi4.44 feet

Date & TimeFebruary 7, 2016:  4:40am
LocationWaipapa Point Lighthouse, Southland, New Zealand
Coordinates-46.660062, 168.847273
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef/3.5
Shutter Speed20 sec
ISO10000
Number of Exposures32

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