Vulpecula / Sagitta In the Great Rift on Acros #5731662 - 03/14/13 06:27 AM Attachment (24 downloads)
Vulpecula and Sagitta lie deep in the Milky Way's Great Rift.
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
Re: Vulpecula / Sagitta In the Great Rift on Acros
#5733014 - 03/14/13 09:16 PM
Reminds me of the story told by the pilot of an SR71 during a flight. He was above 80,000 ft and realized how bright it was in the cockpit. So he turned off the interior lighting and could see all the instruments clearly from the light from the Milky Way. No moon was present.
When he and the navigator looked up they were stunned by the view of the Milky Way with the mass of stars, and as meteors streaked by. I can only imagine what that sight must have been like. Like stepping into this frame Jim.