Dates: July 18, 2012, July 23, 2012, July 24, 2012, Aug. 9, 2012, Aug. 11, 2012, Aug. 12, 2012, Aug. 13, 2012, Aug. 14, 2012, Aug. 17, 2012, Aug. 19, 2012, April 14, 2013, April 16, 2013, May 15, 2013, June 13, 2013
Integration: 27.4 hours
Avg. Moon age: 14.57 days
Avg. Moon phase: 20.12%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
Astrometry.net job: 85595
Locations: 11°59'14"E 47°50'40"N, Bad Aibling, Bayern, Germany
Milkyway wide field mosaic, taken between July 2012 and June 2013 (project still ongoing)
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The earth panorama was taken in a moonless night from the same location as the sky frames, and mounted as seen from 47°50' latitude at 17:30 sidereal time.
Lens aperture was f/4
I used an Arduino based selfmade controler for triggering the DSLR and slowing down the AstroTrac via the guider port between frames to get a bit of dithering.
All the equipment needed (plus sleeping bag) fits into a backpack. I go to the imaging location by bike :-)
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