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Milky Way in Sagittarius
Milky Way in Sagittarius

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Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Date: Jul 1, 2005
Aperture: f 2.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 121 seconds
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2005

Viewed: 1841
Comments: 14
Favorites: 15 (view)

My 10D mounted piggyback on top of my scope so that the tracking prevents stars from trailing. Aimed at the milky way in Sagittarius. This is one of about 10 images I took last night. Post processing included bumping with levels and curves to enhance contrast and make the background stay black as the brightness of the stars was enhanced. There's a link to some larger format pics from this sequence here.

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01/17/2006 05:54:59 PM
i visited the link. great images in that sequence! well done.
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12/23/2005 10:20:36 AM
Beautiful shot! The majestic beauty of nature never ceases to amaze me.
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09/05/2005 12:15:16 PM
Fantastic shot! I'm wondering how much post-processing this required in the way of noise reduction?
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08/27/2005 04:21:40 PM
My jaw just hit the floor....unbelievable.
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08/08/2005 11:38:48 PM
Great astrophotography shot! I need to try that sometime...
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07/26/2005 06:21:00 PM
Hi John!
I think this is the best image of the Milky Way that I' ve seen so far.
There is a lot of detail, color and the photo is very clear, no hot pixels at all!

Message edited by author 2005-07-27 10:00:27.
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07/03/2005 08:17:29 AM
Awesome shots, thanks for posting them up! Isn't space the most mind-boggling thing ever? I still can't wrap my head around it, but it's sure nice to see photos of it. Now, if everyone on earth got one of those fancy, motorized tripods and set them running at the same time, would the earth cease to rotate itself, from the change in momentum? j/k of course ;-)
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07/03/2005 04:17:47 AM
mindboggling indeed. how small we are in our real world.
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07/02/2005 04:42:48 PM
Awesome shot, wish I could see this in its larger original size.
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07/02/2005 04:17:00 PM
W-O-W! Makes me want to run out and buy a telescope! Fav'd this one!
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07/02/2005 03:30:14 PM
i think that is fantastic!
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07/02/2005 03:19:25 PM
Unbelievable shot! Job well done!
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07/02/2005 02:25:32 PM
Originally posted by jnthn205:

how did u find the milky way with a 50mm macro???

never seen MIB, it's all in a keychain :)

great shot by the way
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07/02/2005 02:11:57 PM
how did u find the milky way with a 50mm macro???
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