Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  Extremely wide field
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The Southern Cross, Eta Carinae & Lambda Centauri (Fixed Tripod), 



    
        

            Kiko Fairbairn
The Southern Cross, Eta Carinae & Lambda Centauri (Fixed Tripod)
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The Southern Cross, Eta Carinae & Lambda Centauri (Fixed Tripod)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.4

Imaging cameras: NIKON D700 (ñ mod)

Mounts: Fixed Tripod

Software: Nik Colection Plugins  ·  Photoshop CS5  ·  PixInsight  ·  ProDigital Software Astronomy tools for Photoshop


Frames: 100x4" ISO4525

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~30


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 677850

RA center: 11h 34' 23"

DEC center: -61° 51' 10"

Pixel scale: 19.119 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 97.906 degrees

Field radius: 14.666 degrees


Resolution: 3082x4585

Locations: Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Description

I'm thrilled that this image was published as an APOD on 2015 Out 19 !

APOD archive link: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap151019.html

Image taken with a fixed tripod. Stacked 100 frames for the sky reference. For the ground reference I've used information from one of the stacked pictures, making a composition with it in the final image.

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The Southern Cross, Eta Carinae & Lambda Centauri (Fixed Tripod), 



    
        

            Kiko Fairbairn