Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Aquila (Aql)  ·  Contains:  Cheleb (βOph)  ·  Filamentary nebula  ·  IC 4701  ·  Lace-work nebula  ·  NGC 6604  ·  NGC 6960  ·  Part of the constellation Aquarius (Aqr)  ·  Part of the constellation Equuleus (Equ)  ·  Part of the constellation Ophiuchus (Oph)  ·  Part of the constellation Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Part of the constellation Serpens (Ser)  ·  The constellation Aquila (Aql)  ·  The constellation Delphinus (Del)  ·  The constellation Sagitta (Sge)  ·  The constellation Scutum (Sct)  ·  The constellation Vulpecula (Vul)  ·  The star Albireo (β1Cyg)  ·  The star Altair (αAql)  ·  The star Cebalrai  ·  The star Rasalhague (αOph)  ·  The star Sadalsuud (βAqr)  ·  The star Tarazed (γAql)  ·  The star ζAql  ·  The star ηSer  ·  The star θAql  ·  The star κOph  ·  Veil nebula
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            RonAdams
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Milky Way

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Milky Way, 



    
        

            RonAdams
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Milky Way

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikor NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED

Imaging cameras: Nikon D5300 DSLR Nikon

Mounts: Sky Watcher Star Adventurer

Software: Fitswork4  ·  Digicam, Deep Sky Stacker, Gimp, Photoscape


Dates:Aug. 1, 2019

Integration: 0

Avg. Moon age: 0.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.21%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2882590

RA center: 19h 8' 32"

DEC center: +4° 25' 37"

Pixel scale: 43.398 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 18.959 degrees

Field radius: 42.154 degrees


Resolution: 5729x4011

Data source: Backyard

Description

There is a large dead tree behind a barn in our pasture. I've been wanting to try and get this tree in an image of the Milky Way. My brother in law has a huge light on a pole that lights up one side of the barn almost like daylight. I have no idea where the switch is for the light. So I tried to just make do. I set up in a location to where most of the glare from the light was on the other side of the barn from me. I really wanted more of the lower tree trunk but when I moved away from the tree there was more glare from the light on the other side of the barn and it didn't look natural. I took a couple of test images. I didn't like the way the images looked and I knew I would have processing problems. So I moved in close to the tree and shot almost directly overhead. This helped tremendously with the light glare from the dusk to dawn light. However I was only able to get the very top of the old dead tree. Also the top of the tree was illuminated by the dusk to dawn light and this caused problems trying to find settings that would work for the Milky Way and the tree without overexposing the tree. I've processed this image 4 or 5 times but I was never pleased with the image mainly because of how the tree looked. Finally today I managed to process an image that I can live with.

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            RonAdams