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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