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Chirag Bachani
Copper Breaks State Park, TX, USA
10:38 pm

Equipment Details:

Camera: Canon EOS R6
Lens: Sigma 14mm f/1.8
Tripod: MeFoto RoadTrip
Mount: iOptron Skyguider Pro

Post-processing Details:

First, I aligned 15 images in Photoshop. Then, I stacked them in Deep Sky Stacker. After that, I used Photoshop and Apple's Photos App (Mac) to adjust lighting, contrast, and colors.

Image Details:

This image of the Summer Milky Way displays many different features of the night sky. The Galactic Core is the brightest part of the Milky Way and faces directly toward the black hole at the center of our galaxy. The set of colorful stars slightly to the right of the Milky Way is known as Rho Ophiuchi. Additionally, the Lagoon Nebula is visible as a small pink speck in Galactic Core. It is hard to believe that such a stunning view is directly above us when seen from dark skies.