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Farewell Fire, 



    
        

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Farewell Fire
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Farewell Fire

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D

Mounts: NyxTech Nyx Tracker


Dates:Aug. 21, 2019

Frames: 7x30"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.64%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2915677

RA center: 17h 49' 31"

DEC center: -29° 53' 9"

Pixel scale: 33.577 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 337.343 degrees

Field radius: 22.161 degrees


Resolution: 1824x3803

Locations: Backyard, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

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The Milky Way is setting 4 minutes earlier, every day. This late into Summer, the window of time to see the Milky Way this year is rapidly closing. While I plan to image it as much as possible before the Autumn and Winter skies bring their treasures, I thought it would be appropriate to give the Summer views of our home galaxy a send-off of sorts in the form of a jaw-dropping image. This is my first attempt at doing an advanced mosaic with a foreground landscape, unfortunately where the Milky Way sets is swamped with light pollution from Albuquerque but I tried to subtract as much as possible while still trying to be true to the scene.

Acquisition Details:
Image is a 3-pane mosaic covering roughly ~35 degrees of sky on the vertical axis. A still image of the ground has been blended in with the tracked mosaic
Captured on August 21, 2019 from my backyard near Santa Fe, NM

Top Panel:
2x30"

Middle Panel
2x30"

Bottom Panel
2x30" tracked
1x30" untracked for the ground

3 minutes 30 seconds total integration for the whole mosaic

ISO-1600
f/3.2
Bortle Class 4 skies

Gear:
Camera - EOS350D unmodded
Lens - Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM
Mount - NyxTech NyxTracker
Tripod

Software Used:
Adobe Camera Raw
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1
PixInsight 1.8

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