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Contains:  NGC 6604, IC 4701, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, M 7, NGC 6475, NGC 6383, rho Oph nebula, IC 4604, The star Kaus Borealis (λSgr), The star τSco, The star Al Niyat (σSco), The star Media (δSgr), The star Ascella (ζSgr), The star ζOph, The star Sabik (ηOph), The star Nunki (σSgr), The star Kaus Australis (εSgr), The star Antares (αSco), Part of the constellation Serpens (Ser), Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco), Part of the constellation Sagittarius (Sgr), Part of the constellation Ophiuchus (Oph), Part of the constellation Corona Austrina (CrA), Part of the constellation Capricornus (Cap), The constellation Scutum (Sct)
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Milky Way Images - Glacier National Park, 


            Kurt Zeppetello
Milky Way Images - Glacier National Park

Milky Way Images - Glacier National Park

Technical card

Resolution: 5202x3465 job: 2831253

RA center: 275.661 degrees

DEC center: -20.091 degrees

Pixel scale: 45.844 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 354.891 degrees

Field radius: 39.798 degrees

Data source: Traveller


The next stop was in Glacier National Park. This provided another opportunity to image the Milky Way. As before, I used the standard Canon 18-55mm lens set at 18mm but also took a total of eleven 30 second exposures and stacked them in DSS. However, the image color was way of whack - I tried playing around with it but just could not get it look as pleasing as the single exposure. Oh Well!

While I was imaging these I was scanning the heart of the galaxy with my 10 x 50 binoculars and was amazed at the clusters and nebulae that we usually just image. As shown on the annotated version, lots of objects are visible in this image. Although the color is not there when looking at them live with the binoculars, they incredibly stunning and glisten in the sea of stars.

MW-3 and MW-4
Location: Glacier National Park, MT
Date: 7-24-19
Camera: Canon T3i/600D modified
Lens: Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 18mm
Mount: iOptron SkyGuider Pro on a Manfrotto Tripod
Filter: none
Autoguiding: none
Exposure: 1 x 30s
ISO: 1600
Processing: Photoshop, Lightroom, PixInsight



Kurt Zeppetello
License: None (All rights reserved)


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    Milky Way Images - Glacier National Park, 


            Kurt Zeppetello
  • Milky Way Images - Glacier National Park, 


            Kurt Zeppetello



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Milky Way Images - Glacier National Park, 


            Kurt Zeppetello