Friday, June 13, 2014

First Milky Way ultra-widefield shot
Hi all :)  My first real attempt at the Milky Way. I drove about 20 miles west from my home in Las Cruces to get away from the heavy light pollution. Even so, El Paso light dome is prominent at lower left - about 50 miles from where I was located. The sky was otherwise very dark, so very enjoyable. Desert foreground in the image at same settings, processed separately.

This was a first real exercise at deep sky for the relatively new Canon T3i DSLR (unmodded) camera that I have.  I also want to mention that being out under the relatively dark skies was a night to remember.

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Here is a small version of the image as a preview: