Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Northern Milky Way

Assembled from a sequence of four 60 minute exposures in September 2011, this panorama extends from Scutum through Aquila and Cygnus, to Cepheus.

A pentax 67 with 105mm lens captured each panel on one night. The camera rode atop an equatorially mounted telescope while I hand guided and watched for aircraft, capping the lens and noting the additional time needed for equal exposure time of each frame.

Assembled successfully here for the first time in preparation for a very large print to be exhibited at a local museum.