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John Ashley
Waterton-Glacier International Dark Sky Park
01:30 am

Equipment Details:

Nikon D750, Rokinon 24mm lens

Post-processing Details:

This image is composed of 30 overlapping images (3 rows of 10) stitched together with PTGui software and cleaned up in PS Cloud.

Image Details:

"Logan Pass Milky Way." The Milky Way arches between Pollock Mountain (left) and Mount Reynolds, high above Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, Montana. This is a cloudless 1:30 a.m., pre-moonrise, 200° wide panoramic (30 overlapping frames) from a few nights back. Saturn (left) and Jupiter (right) align with the peak of Reynolds on either side of the Milky Way, and the Andromeda galaxy is right of the Pollock Mountain peak. The image required two sleepless nights to photograph (clouds ruined first attempt) and two days to pull it all together on the computer.