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Milky Way's Dark Rift, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...
Milky Way's Dark Rift

Milky Way's Dark Rift

Technical card

Resolution: 1600x2400

Dates:July 20, 2017

Frames: 5x180" ISO1600

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.11%

Mean SQM: 21.40

Mean FWHM: 4.70

Temperature: 5.00 job: 1667218

RA center: 278.637 degrees

DEC center: -16.089 degrees

Pixel scale: 104.076 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 174.449 degrees

Field radius: 41.695 degrees

Locations: Sítio, Cristina, MG, Brazil


A beautiful widefield image, the 1st processed result from my latest dark sky imaging trip, showcasing the Northern part of the Winter (Summer for NH) Milky Way.

*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; SQM ~21.4*calculated), from Cristina, MG, Brazil (22ºS latitude).

Date and Time: July 20th, 2017, at 21h30 (UTC-3, start of capture)
Camera: Unmodded Canon T5/1200D, at ISO 1600
Lens: Canon 18-135mm STM, operated at 18mm f/4.5
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ3-2, tracking, unguided
Exposure Detail: 5x180s (total 15min)



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