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Contains:  The star Albireo (β1Cyg), The star Sadalsuud (βAqr), The star ζAql, The star Tarazed (γAql), Cheleb (βOph), The star Cebalrai, The star Gienah (εCyg), The star Enif (εPeg), The star Rasalhague (αOph), The star Altair (αAql), The star Vega (αLyr), Part of the constellation Aquarius (Aqr), Part of the constellation Serpens (Ser), The constellation Vulpecula (Vul), The constellation Equuleus (Equ), Part of the constellation Pegasus (Peg), Part of the constellation Ophiuchus (Oph), The constellation Lyra (Lyr), Part of the constellation Hercules (Her), The constellation Sagitta (Sge), The constellation Delphinus (Del), Part of the constellation Cygnus (Cyg), Part of the constellation Capricornus (Cap), Part of the constellation Scutum (Sct), The constellation Aquila (Aql)
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Milky Way First Attempt, 


            Van H. McComas
Milky Way First Attempt

Milky Way First Attempt

Technical card

Resolution: 3474x2314

Dates:July 31, 2017

Frames: 4x25"

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.30% job: 1675781

RA center: 294.376 degrees

DEC center: 13.025 degrees

Pixel scale: 94.700 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -166.716 degrees

Field radius: 54.902 degrees

Locations: Van McComas, Gloucester, Virginia, United States

Data source: Backyard


This is my first attempt at shooting the core of our Milky Way. I know you are not supposed to start out something like this with why it is not a great image, but I don’t use Photo-Shop on my images. I did use Deep Sky Stacker and Digital Photo Professional to get this image, I knew the Milky Way was there, just had to dig it out. I am very envious of the Milky Way images I see here with one shot of 120 second compared to this but we have to start somewhere. This was four 25 seconds shots at f/3.5 and 1600 ISO, which is the best my 350D Canon can do. I hope this image is smooth on the eyes.



Van H. McComas
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Milky Way First Attempt, 


            Van H. McComas

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