Contains:  Extremely wide field

Image of the day 12/03/2018

    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 job: 2390864

    Resolution: 1824x495

    Locations: Isabis Farm, Windhoek, Isabis, Namibia

    Data source: Traveller


    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. :-)))



    The southern part of the Milky Way, 


            Rafael Schmall