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Our Window to the Universe - Horizon to Horizon Milky Way

Technical card

Resolution: 5413x1200

Dates:July 20, 2017

Frames: 4x120"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.11% job: 1968652


This is a panormaic image of our Milky Way from horizon to hortion composed of 4 panels. Here from the Southern Hemisphere, it's a beautiful and unique sight - the Milky Way's center right overhead, especially at Winter (~July).

The feeling of being under dark skies, and look up and see the galactic arc on the sky is one of the most universal breathtaking sights. If you have not yet had such pleasure, I strongly recommend it - it is worth a trip below the Equator!

From left to right, you can see amongst others, the constellations of Aquila, Scutum, Sagittarius, Ophiucus, Scorpius, Lupus, and on the far right, Crux (Southern Cross). Near the southern horizon a meteor was also captured on one of the exposures!

*Please check the full size image (5000px)*

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

Date and Time: July 20, 2017 at 20:30
Camera: Unmodded Canon T4i/650D, at ISO 1600
Lens: Canon 18-135mm STM (kit lens) @ 18mm, f/4.5
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ3-2, tracking
Exposure Detail: 4 panels, 120s each (total 4 min)



Gabriel R. Santos...
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Our Window to the Universe - Horizon to Horizon Milky Way, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...