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Starry Milky Way Reflections, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...

Starry Milky Way Reflections

Technical card

Resolution: 1331x2400

Dates:July 4, 2016

4x60" ISO3200
2x90" ISO3200

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00% job: 1624206

Locations: Sítio, Cristina, MG, Brazil


The stunning Milky Way's central region rises....

This mosaic image depicts the beautiful Night Sky of ~July in the Southern Hemisphere - Milky Way's center in all its glory, passing overhead at midnight. A beautiful sight to be observed from dark, light-pollution free regions. In this nightscape, the rural landscape of Serra da Mantiqueira, in Minas Gerais, is shown as a beautiful foreground to the starry skies. A nearby lake provide the myriad of stars their mirrored peers on Earth. Metaphors and poetic images aside, the sight is indeed one to behold.

Despite being captured last year's July (2016), I only recently stumbled on these yet unprocessed files. I gave it a go, and was pleased with the, although not perfect, yet nice result. The sky and foreground were captured separetely and then stitched together, just as the scene originally was. Mosaic assembled in ICE, post processed in PS CC, with plugins. File management by LR.

*Please check the full image 2400px - resized from original)*

Constructive criticism, comments and suggestions are more than welcome in the comments section. Thank's for taking your time to look at this image.

Taken from Rural Skies (Bortle 3-4; NELM ~6.2; SQM ~21.5*calculated), from Cristina, MG, Brazil (22ºS latitude).

Date and Time: July 4th, 2016, at 22h (UTC-3, start of capture)
Camera: Unmodded Canon T4i/650D, at ISO 3200
Lens: Canon 18-135mm STM, operated at 18mm, f/3.5
Mount: Sky-Watcher HEQ5, tracking (for sky) and untracking (for landscape)
Exposure Detail: Sky: 4 x 60s + Landscape: 3 x 90s



Gabriel R. Santos...
License: None (All rights reserved)


Starry Milky Way Reflections, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...