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I'd like to try to make a Milky Way mosaic

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#1 Boven

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 02:13 AM

Begginer here, but I've been following this hobby online for 2 years.

I'd like to know if someone had done a mosaic of the Milky Way with around 50-70mm focal lenght.

I'd like to capture data all summer and stitch around 30 photos (or more) of 1 hour data.

Is it possible or do I need to make modifications to my project and do you have any tips for me?

 

Mounts: Star Adventurer. Camera: Canon 550D. Lens: Canon 24-70 f/4 (I'll use it at 50 or 70mm at f/5.6).

 



#2 BQ Octantis

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 02:48 AM

I have done this with my Canon Nifty Fifty f/1.8 and my Canon 600D/T3i. Unfortunately, the star quality is mediocre in the corners even at f/2.8:

 

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Capture details / Astrobin (50%) / Gigapan (100%)

 

I'd recommend a ball head or 3-axis head to enable a Cartesian coordinate scheme for maximum overlap. Sticking with just RA/DEC coordinates gives you gores on a spherical coordinate system with uneven overlap.

 

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 05:29 AM

My only comment is that you'd want dark skies without light domes, since light pollution will compromise the blending of your images.


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