Milky Way from Astrofarm, France

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Milky Way from Astrofarm, France

Postby Gfamily » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:57 pm

We had 3 nights at Astrofarm in France (it's in the Charente department, near Limoges airport). Thanks to its relatively remote location and the microclimate, it offers pretty dark skies when it's clear, and more clear nights than you would expect.
My eyes aren't particularly great, and I could easily make out theta Ursa Minor at magnitude 5

Anyhow, dark skies mean that it's relatively easy to create satisfying widefield images even if you don't have great image processing skills.
These were stacked and given a rough adjustment in DSS.

Milky Way through the Summer Triangle 50mm lens, f/2.8 120s exposures
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Milky Way through Cassiopeia, including Andromeda Galaxy M31 and a hint of the Pinwheel galaxy M33
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You can take your own equipment, or borrow from their wide range of scopes and mounts - one of the other guests was using the C11 to observe some variable stars.

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Re: Milky Way from Astrofarm, France

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Re: Milky Way from Astrofarm, France

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Re: Milky Way from Astrofarm, France

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