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Celestial Dance  - full arch Milky Way, 


            Rudy Pohl

Celestial Dance - full arch Milky Way

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Resolution: 2048x736 job: 2534477

Data source: Traveller


Celestial Dance - March 2018

This scene was pure magic and was worth the effort of staying up all night, freezing our fingers to the bone, and spending 4 hours in the car. This breath-taking celestial drama unfolds every night as we sleep peacefully in our beds. The wonders of the Universe never cease to amaze me!

The Milky Way Galaxy photographed at 4:30 am from a secluded dark location 2 hours west of Ottawa in Ardoch, Ontario, 150 kilometers away. Ottawa's light dome glows brightly in the distance straight ahead while the city of Kingston's light dome shines a brilliant white in the lower right of the frame. The bare winter trees stand in silent witness silhouetted against the flaming sky.

Technical info
Camera: Nikon D5500
Lens: Sigma 24-35/f2 Art
Tripod head: Sirui L-20S Pan/Tilt Head
Aperture F2
Exposure: 6 seconds x 28 images
ISO 3200
Focal length 24mm
Shooting order: 4 rows, 7 frames/row. I began shooting at the top row left side and work left to right then down to horizon row.
The 28 images were stitched together with Microsoft ICE
Final processing of stitched image done in Photoshop CS5



Rudy Pohl
License: None (All rights reserved)


Celestial Dance  - full arch Milky Way, 


            Rudy Pohl