EarthSky Community Photos
Updates on Your Cosmos and World
Nikon 15-115mm zoom objective @15mm
Celestron Alt-Az tracking mount
30 secs exposure time per image
18 images shot at 30s each
Stacked with Deepskystacker and levels adjusted in Photoshop
Another wideshot on the Milky Way, centered on the Doublecluster just to have something to track on. It is visible right in the middle of the image, and Andromeda Galaxy is visible in the lower right corner.
Doublecluster is in the Cassiopeja area which is very rich with starclusters as can be seen in the middle of the image.
Wanted to capture the bands of the Milky Way and see if I could get some dark nebulosity as well. And yes, there is quite some.
It was dark enough for the bands of the milky way to be visible with the naked eye, as well as several deep sky objects was also visible as patches in the sky.
Direction of the photo is pretty much in zenith, so very very dark.