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Andromeda: The Milky Way's Big Sister
Andromeda: The Milky Way's Big Sister

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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2016-09 (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Elk Lake, NY
Date: Sep 26, 2016
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 6400
Shutter: 12 seconds
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2016

This shot of the Andromeda Galaxy was a combination of 77 exposures, plus dark and bias frames, from a REALLY dark site in the heart of the Adirondacks at a photo GTG with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Neil.

The photo was actually a disappointment because I spent hours on a self-induced telescope alignment problem before finally giving up and just shooting through a camera lens piggybacked on top of the scope. By then the temperature had dropped below freezing and fog was rolling in off the lake. So after months of planning for this trip, most of the opportunity was wasted and I didn't shoot a single frame through the telescope!

Place: 10 out of 52
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10/22/2016 07:40:54 AM
Wonderful image!
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10/22/2016 01:47:23 AM
Sorry about the temperature dropping, etc., but I still like the photo a lot. Very impressive.
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10/22/2016 12:24:42 AM
Look at you, Shannon! Coming back for a win!

Welcome home.
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