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Northern Aquila Milky Way: 60 minutes 165mm

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#1 Nightfly

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:23 PM

The Great Rift through northern Aquila. Comet Garrard brushes Brocchi's Cluster near the top of the frame on this wonderful evening.

September 4, 2011 10:05-11:05 EDT

Pentax 67 165mm @ f/4.8 60 minutes on Fujicolor 100.

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https://dl.dropboxus...d-Rift_1280.jpg

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#2 Doppler

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

As we say down here in Georgia, "looks mighty fine" to me!

#3 PaulEK

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:19 AM

You didn't mention Comet Garradd near the Coathanger, but it stands out nicely, especially in the larger version. Beautiful image!

(I think I'll use this image as the excuse -- I mean, 'reason' -- to actually go ahead and buy a Pentax 6x7.) I miss film. And there are more comets coming!

#4 SMigol

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:24 AM

That's looking great! I think I actually have some of that film, so I'll try it soon.

#5 Nebhunter

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:05 AM

What a massive delight of dark nebulae - Barnard targets galore and star clouds. A dreamscape to get lost in. What a view that comet has as it soars thru this area. WIsh I could ride one.

#6 Nightfly

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:21 AM

Thanks guys. I edited the post to add Comet Garradd. I also edited the date, which was 2011, not 2012. I misread my notes !!

A really beautiful area. I like the subtle details that often get lost in overly contrasty images.I feel the brightness level is just right, giving that almost photo-visual appearance. This rendition may be lost on the casual observer, but not the deep sky enthusiast.

I'm most fortunate to have the dark skies to pull off images like this.

Thanks again.

#7 Michal1

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

Very well, Nightfly! The darkness of your sky is evident form the photo. Can you see the Barnard's E nebula by naked eye? I'm almost sure I could recently, but probably because I had seen this image a few hours before that.






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