The Milky Way Galaxy

Near the center of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. This is a widefield photo taken with a Canon 5D mounted on my Paramount pointed to the southern summer skies. You can see star clusters, some hints of red nebula, and the millions of stars that make up our galaxy. This exposure is 30 images of 45 seconds each and then stacked and aligned with Deep Space Stacker. The camera was set at ƒ3.6 with an ISO speed of 800. This image was taken September 17, 2009 in good weather. Photoshop was needed for extensive filtering to remove the light pollution from this image.

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