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willem123 - May Wide Field Winner

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:27 AM

Who has brought us the best Milky Way? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:


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Canon T3i
24mm at F2.8
May 6, 2013 2:20 PM, N
New Hampshire
30 Seconds at 1600 ISO
Includes Eta Aquarids meteor


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Hi guys,

As you all know, the Milky Way Galaxy is a spiral galaxy and when you look at the 'Milky Way', you actually look in the direction of one or more of the spiral arms of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Sagittarius region, bottom left, is in the direction of the center, the bulge, of our galaxy.

5x270sec. subs and darks, Canon 10-22mm ultra wide angle lens, Modified Canon 1100D(T3), EQ6 Mount guided with Celestron Nexguide.
Location: Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve, South-Africa.

Larger version: http://astrob.in/42210/


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Milky Way Over Cabana by liamobrien28, on Flickr

Taken at SPACE Lodge

Here is a shot I took recently on an astronomy trip to Chile:

Camera: Canon 650D
Lens: Kit 18-55, 18mm at F/4
Exposure: 35s
Post: Lightroom 4


#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:43 PM

Congrats to willem123! I'll update the Hall of Fame as soon as I can. Tell us what the target is for July!


#3 willem123


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:08 AM

100%. Thanks everyone, I wish you were my examiners when I was in college!

Target for July: M16 and M17 both in one frame.

Skywatcher 120 ED pro refractor; SW EQ6 Synscan mount;
Celestron Nexstar 8SE SCT; Tasco 90mm refractor;
Modified Canon 1100D (T3); Canon 550D (T2i);
Canon 10-22mm Ultra wide angle lens; Canon 18-55mm kit lens;
Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L USM Lens.
Celestron Nexguide autoguider.

#4 JazzSky


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:03 PM

Great photo!! I never thought of stacking wide field shots before, I can't wait to try it.

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