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Milky Way Path

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Here is my most recent Milky Way image. I missed the alignment of the milky way with the path by about a month and a half so to make it really work, I had to flip the path horizontally. For all my milky way images, I use the in-camera astrotracking that my Pentax K3II is equipped with (that is, the sensor moves with the rotation of the earth, to freeze the motion of the stars). So, I had to take 3 images. 2 for the sky for a bit of a panorama and one for the foreground, untracked, to maintain detail and avoid motion blurring. No added light, just a long exposure time (160-180s)

35395164573_5d25e591a2_c.jpgMilkyPathFinal by Greg Murray, on Flickr

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Wonderful how you "kept" the foreground in it since that is the only indicator that Earth is the viewpoint. Excellent!


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Thanks gents :) Love this type of photography. I plan to spend more time on Milky Way next season and as the season comes to end, shift my focus to deeper space when more deep space objects are in view (M42, M31, M32 higher in the sky  etc)


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I use Affinity Photo, Lightroom, Panorama Maker 5, and Photomatix for my photography.

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Congratulations to this outstanding pic! I tried to make a milkyway pic recently and wonder how you got this intensive lights and colours. My results are somehow in between yours and this one. You say you took 2 pics from the sky. Did you one "normal" one with lets say 20-30 sec of exposure for the stars on the left and right side and one with extra long exposure only for the milky way part?

 

 

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