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Milky Way over Island Point, Western Australia

Milky Way over Island Point, Western Australia

Nikon d5500
50mm + Hoya Red Intensifier Filter
85 x 30 seconds
ISO 3200
f/3.2
iOptron SkyTracker

Stitched in MSICE

This is an 85 shot image of the Milky Way rising over Island Point in Western Australia. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds can be seen on the right side of the image, along with some significant green airglow (thanks to the use of a tracking mount). The Carina Nebula is at the top, just right of centre, highlighted nicely by the didymium filter. The light pollution is coming from the city of Bunbury, approximately 80km (50mi) to the south.

You'll notice the lack of an arch in this image, it's because I used a different projection method in the stitching software. Normally I use Mercator but this time I went with Transverse Mercator, mainly because it's not quite a full panorama and as such wouldn't have had a full arch and would have looked a bit unfinished.

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Photo taken @ Herron on 24 February 2018 (© inefekt69 / Flickr)

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 island, point, mandurah, collins, pool, milky, way, skytracker, ioptron, cosmology, southern hemisphere, cosmos, southern, western australia, australia, dslr, long exposure, rural, night photography, nikon
 

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