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Galactic Core, 





    
        

            Nikkolai Davenport

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ

Imaging camera:Fujifilm X-T100

Software:Photoshop CC

Resolution: 4000x6000

Dates:Aug. 28, 2019

Frames: 1x20" ISO800

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.61%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Astrometry.net job: 2905395

Locations: Home, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

My first Milky Way shot. A single 20s exposure, 15mm (23mm eq.), f/3.5, ISO800, DR400, using a Fujifilm X-T100 with XC 15-45mm kit lens, mounted on a tripod.

The dynamic range RAW filter option worked surprisingly well for astrophotography. Using a DR setting of 400 allowed me to lower the ISO value from 1600 to 800, keeping stars from bloating while bringing up the mid-tone values to improve nebulosity.

Edited in Photoshop to increase contrast and color saturation, reduce noise, and down sample to 25% of the original image size.

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The light dome to the south (lower left) is over the Five Cities Area: Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, Grover Beach, Oceano, and Arroyo Grande.

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Nikkolai Davenport
License: Attribution Creative Commons
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Full Resolution. No noise reduction.

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Longer stretch. Full res. Noise red.

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            Nikkolai Davenport