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The Great Galactic Rift, 


            Chris Beere

The Great Galactic Rift

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sigma Art 40mm F/1.4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D Mark II Modified

Mounts: Fornax LighTrack II

Software: PixInsight  ·  Photoshop  ·  RawTherapee

Dates:July 17, 2020

Frames: 60x180"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.46%

Basic astrometry details job: 3721935

Resolution: 15723x5902

Data source: Traveller


The Great Galactic Rift Version 2

Just spent 10 nights up on the summit ridge of the coastline cliffs above Matala bay on the southern peninsula of the beautiful island of Crete.

This is an 87 megapixel 6 panel mosaic of the Great Galactic Rift.

Sky Brightness
SQM 21.54
Bortle class 2/3
The southern meridian is over the ocean and there is no light for hundreds of miles until you hit the coast of Africa so its class 1.
The north has several light domes from the nearby villages of Sivas, Livornas, Pitsidia and Timpaki all within 20 miles.

Tracker : Fornax LighTrack II
Framing : Arca Swiss D4 GP geared head, Gitzo ballhead, Gitzo tripod, Gitzo fluid gimbal
Camera : Canon 6D MKII modded by Andy Ellis
Lens : Sigma Art 40mm

6 panels shot over 2 nights in July 2020
Each panel is 30 minutes of exposure at f2.8 ISO 1600 (10 x 3 minute subs)



Chris Beere
License: None (All rights reserved)


The Great Galactic Rift, 


            Chris Beere