Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Ophiuchus (Oph)  ·  Contains:  Extremely wide field
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The Lagoon and the Pipe - A Golden Tapestry in the Milky Way - APOD 2021/10/01, 



    
        

            Gabriel R. Santos (grsotnas)
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            Gabriel R. Santos (grsotnas)

The Lagoon and the Pipe - A Golden Tapestry in the Milky Way - APOD 2021/10/01

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            Gabriel R. Santos (grsotnas)
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            Gabriel R. Santos (grsotnas)

The Lagoon and the Pipe - A Golden Tapestry in the Milky Way - APOD 2021/10/01

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 4, 2021
Frames:
78×60(1h 18′) ISO1600
Integration:
1h 18′
Darks:
50
Flats:
25
Bias:
50
Avg. Moon age:
26.94 days
Avg. Moon phase:
7.38%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00
Mean SQM:
21.50
Temperature:
12.00

RA center: 17h36m55s.2

DEC center: -25°3509

Pixel scale: 13.886 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.208 degrees

Field radius: 9.626 degrees

Resolution: 4115x2825

File size: 12.3 MB

Data source: Traveller

Description

This image presents a beautiful colorful extremely wide field in the centre of the Milky Way. The contrast of the old yellow partially-unresolved stars of the Milky Way, the dark clouds of dust, the bright ionized gas and the bright young stars make a exquisite composition. This image could fit more than 30 full moons in its diagonal, and was taken with an ordinary 135mm photographic lens and DSLR camera atop a simple tracking mount. I was fascinated with the strong golden hue that emanates from the Milky Way, in a visually pleasant diagonal framing, making it a beautiful stellar landscape, which I cannot help but see it as a stunning stellar tapestry.

Here is another result from my 2021 imaging season! [and there are lots more incoming] This is a quick wide field, acquired with relatively modest equipment under great sky conditions. My goal was to emphasize the golden colour of the Milky Way, which was so striking in this framing, in a balacing act with all the stars and nebulosity (both dark and bright). I recommend opening the image in full resolution and getting lost in the starscape as I did during processing ;)

Constructive criticism, comments and suggestions are more than welcome in the comments section! 

Dates: 4 September 2021
Location: My Observatory, MG, Brazil. Rural Skies (Bortle 3, calculated SQM ~21.6)
Camera: Canon EOS 6D (mod) at ISO 1600
Optics: Samyang 135mm f/2 lens, operated at f/2
Mount: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer, tracking
Exposure Detail: 78x60s. Total integration 1.3h. 
Processing software: APP, PI, PS

Contact info: gabrielrsantos99 [@] gmail [.] com

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