Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Prancing Horse

This region in southern Ophiuchus is perhaps the most celebrated area of dark nebulae in the sky. Revealed as E.E. Barnard would have done it, with black and white film.  High cirrus clouds bloated bright stars.

This is the first time trying Fuji Acros for this particular region of the Milky Way.  Conditions were not the best, but I am generally pleased.  The film lacks a response to Ha emissions, but that does not hinder its performance in starfields such as these that have no emission nebulae.

Pentax 67 200mm f/4 SMC Takumar @ f/4 40 minutes exposure on Fuji Acros 100 film.