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Cygnus & Hints of the Milky Way, 


            Kurt Zeppetello

Cygnus & Hints of the Milky Way

Technical card

Resolution: 5082x3369

Dates:June 8, 2018

Frames: 2x30" ISO3200

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 18.00 job: 2096433

Data source: Traveller


I went on a Boy Scout Rafting/Camping trip to a remote area in PA this past weekend so I thought perfect, I will bring a camera. I looked perfectly clear, however, the 30-second exposure showed clouds all over the place. I did some processing in PS and LR2 to minimize the clouds and bring out a hint of the Milky Way. Also, I think I stacked two 30-second exposures to enhance the image. Normally, I do this in DSS but for a small number of frames, like two, PS works. I used the auto align function in PS to stack them rather than by hand and eye (otherwise I just would have processed one of the exposures). Lightroom was very helpful especially the vignetting function in removing the light pollution around the bottom edges.

All I can say is trying to do Astrophotography in the Northeast is ridiculous! It would be great if I were into clouds!



Kurt Zeppetello
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  • Cygnus & Hints of the Milky Way, 


            Kurt Zeppetello
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    Cygnus & Hints of the Milky Way, 


            Kurt Zeppetello


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Cygnus & Hints of the Milky Way, 


            Kurt Zeppetello