Saturday, May 28, 2022

AIR day 20 - item 4 (Milky Way)

The following is a blog post from the Astronomer-In-Residence (AIR) web site, reproduced here. Text and images used with permission.

Day 20 blog entry.

Saturday 28 May 2022 - 2:21 AM: A Better Milky Way

More technical issues with my home-made barn door tracker. But at least I got a better shot of the Milky Way. Exposed longer but still not enough! The histogram is still clipped.

a better Milky Way shot

Canon 40D, Rokinon 8mm, lens heated, f/5.6, ISO 800, 240 seconds, tripod, tracked, manually focused, dark frame applied.

(High-rez photo uploaded to the gallery but unfortunately I don’t know when it will be synced.)

The Astronomer-In-Residence program is coordinated by the Allan I Carswell Observatory (AICO) at York University with the Killarney Provincial Park Observatory (KPPO).

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