Sunday, November 27, 2011

Legacy Astrophotography: Northern Milky Way

It is the end of the road for the Great Rift. The rift ends at the "Northern Coal Sack" just south (right, in this photo)of Deneb. LeGentil 3 (left of center) is often mistaken for the NCS, but as you can see it is not as dark and opaque.

A mosaic of two frames, each a 60 minute exposure using a Pentax 67 with 105mm f/2.4 lens stopped down to f/4.8 and utilizing Fujicolor Superia 100 (CN) photographic film.