This region required only a 30 minute exposure @ f/5.6 and revealed the subtle meanderings of the Great Rift's dark nebulae. Under careful examination you will notice subtle differences in the Rift's opacity that usually escape in most images. View full size in a dark room to see this.
The Pentax 67 and 200mm lens rode atop the aged Meade 2080 to capture this image.
Captured at Flanders Pond Observatory in East Sullivan, Maine on July 10, 2012
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