Milky Way from Spain

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Milky Way from Spain

Postby carastro » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:29 pm

Well this is the first acceptable Milky Way I have done since starting imaging in 2008. Always had trouble with focus, but knowing I had a holiday in Spain coming up, I got myself an Ioptron Skytracker for travel and did a bit of of practising before I left.

Stayed with some friends who have an apartment by the beach south of Estepona. It was still rather LP as I could not see the Milky Way. There were lights from the other apartments and also lights along the beach path which I managed to block out with various items.

Carole

On 16th June I took this image with the Nifty 50 lens on a Canon 1100D and the Ioptron Skytracker 16 x 1 min subs.
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Then a few days later I took another part of the Milky way, this time the Core of the galaxy, PA seemed to go well so I risked 4min exposures with same kit as above - 5 x 4mins. Image

I then attempted to make them into a mosaic. This was tricky due to the different length exposures and differing gradients and processing, I combined them manually - here is the result:Image

...and lastly an annotated version.Image

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