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Keith Hanssen
Belgrade, Montana, USA
11:45 pm

Equipment Details:

50mm Canon lens, Canon 5DMIV, iOptron iEQ45 Pro mount

Post-processing Details:

Separate sky and landscape exposures combined in Photoshop

Image Details:

The image is a combination of still landscape exposures and tracked sky exposures combined in Photoshop's Sky Replacement Tool. I took the exposures on my deck in the beginning of June prior to wildfire smoke appearing in the skies over Montana. For the past several years I waited until it was too late in the season for Milky Way images as the wildfire smoke always appeared suddenly, ruining a clear image of the Milky Way from my home, so I'm very happy to have taken the opportunity earlier in the season this year.