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William Mathe
East of Anton Colorado on Highway 36
05:18 am

Equipment Details:

Canon EOS RA
Sigma 28mm f1/4 Art Series lens
Manfrotto tripod
Star Adventurer Sky Watcher equatorial tracking mount
Canon Connect Android app for shutter, ISO, aperture

Post-processing Details:

Minor sharpening and contrast enrichment, cropped image by approx 30%, no objects added or removed

Image Details:

Ursa Major & What Is It?
Took this pic while waiting for a few clouds to clear before shooting (attempting to) the Milky Way core over the southeaster horizon, there was a reasonably sized hole in the clouds almost directly overhead so I couldnt resist taking a few snaps of "the Big D"
Image details: 28mm lens, ISO 3200, f/1.4, 30 second exposure with tracking
My assumption is the larger streak is a passing satellite, however, there's a more interesting little guy just to the right of Ursa Major (near M40? Dubhe? the Deep Hubble area?) that is much more meteor like...but I'm open to suggestions as to possibilities...cheers and thanks!