Contains:  Extremely wide field

Image of the day 12/03/2018

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The southern part of the Milky Way, 



    
        

            Rafael Schmall

The southern part of the Milky Way

Image of the day 12/03/2018

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
The southern part of the Milky Way, 



    
        

            Rafael Schmall

The southern part of the Milky Way

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Rokinon 24mm f2 IF UMC

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 1100D full spectrum Canon EOS 1100D

Mounts: Skywatcher Star Adventurer

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 guider

Guiding cameras: LACERTA M-GEN Stand Alone Autoguider

Software: Photoshop CS 6  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: Astronomik IR/UV cut filter Astronomik


Dates:Nov. 14, 2018

Frames: 90x300"

Integration: 7.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.60%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2390864


Resolution: 1824x495

Locations: Isabis Farm, Windhoek, Isabis, Namibia

Data source: Traveller

Description

It was not easy to create a such large panorama with the stacked panorama processing method. Some artifacts are still there and its very hard to erase these little gradients.

This is my massive panorama from the amazing namibian sky. I was there in may. We have 14 totaly clear night, where the Milky Way cast shadows on the ground.

I needed four day's to realize, that our galaxy core is up in the zenith. Incredible details with naked eye. You have to try.

Unfortunately, we have the dim part of the Milky Way in the northern hemisphere. Lucky southern people. I'm a little envious. :-)))

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The southern part of the Milky Way, 



    
        

            Rafael Schmall