Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
2 Likes  #1
Crux and the Milky Way
Lens: HDDA 16-85 WR Camera: K3iii Photo Location: Cowra, Australia ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F4.5 
Posted By: RobG, 06-28-2021, 12:22 AM


Crux and the Milky Way
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

Seven images of 30 seconds each, stacked with Sequator. Looking SSW with the Southern Cross and part of the Large Magellanic Cloud visible as well as a large arc of the Milky Way.
Views: 337
06-28-2021, 01:19 AM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2021
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 936
Beautiful ! Would be good to know at focal length you clicked this picture at (I see that you used a 16-85). Another additional information that would help (me) is what was the #bortle from where you clicked this picture. Thanks for sharing.
06-28-2021, 03:00 AM   #3
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
RobG's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canberra
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,083
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by vijaykishan Quote
Beautiful ! Would be good to know at focal length you clicked this picture at (I see that you used a 16-85). Another additional information that would help (me) is what was the #bortle from where you clicked this picture. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! It's at 16mm, as wide as the lens goes. The location is a 400km round trip from where I live and is the most easily accessible bortle 1 place I could find. According to lightpollutionmap.info:
Brightness 0.172 mcd/m2
Artificial brightness 1.11 microcd/m2
Ratio 0.0065
Bortle Class 1

There's bortle 1 much closer to where I live, but the access roads are poor. I went to a nearby bortle 2 site and found that the northern side was too bright from the city about 46km away.
06-28-2021, 06:19 AM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 1,545
Nice shot. That darn LMC keeps getting in the way.

06-28-2021, 03:57 PM   #5
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
RobG's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canberra
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,083
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by ProfessorBuzz Quote
Nice shot. That darn LMC keeps getting in the way.
Thanks! I guess the LMC just doesn't want to be left out.
06-29-2021, 12:43 AM   #6
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2021
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 936
QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
Thanks! It's at 16mm, as wide as the lens goes. The location is a 400km round trip from where I live and is the most easily accessible bortle 1 place I could find. According to lightpollutionmap.info:
Brightness 0.172 mcd/m2
Artificial brightness 1.11 microcd/m2
Ratio 0.0065
Bortle Class 1

There's bortle 1 much closer to where I live, but the access roads are poor. I went to a nearby bortle 2 site and found that the northern side was too bright from the city about 46km away.
Thanks for the detailed info. much appreciated. 400km drive needs some dedication and the results show it. Now I know how the MW looks at 16mm ! TFS once again.
06-29-2021, 05:20 AM - 1 Like   #7
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
RobG's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canberra
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,083
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by vijaykishan Quote
Thanks for the detailed info. much appreciated. 400km drive needs some dedication and the results show it. Now I know how the MW looks at 16mm ! TFS once again.
Thank you! I'm very lucky to have very dark skies not too far away as well as a view into the centre of the galaxy.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, photo
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Astro Need advice: Star Trails and Milky Way Wide Field Planned First Attempts jon.partsch Photographic Technique 26 06-26-2021 08:28 PM
Milky Way and a Fireball at Oracle State Park danJF Monthly Photo Contests 8 09-13-2020 07:21 PM
From Blue Horsehead and Rho Ophiuchi to Jupiter and the Milky Way with Astrotracer Pete_XL Monthly Photo Contests 12 11-12-2019 06:22 PM
Sunflowers, Milky Way and Perseid meteor Brumtaffy Monthly Photo Contests 28 11-11-2019 07:52 AM
Night Crux and Scorpius RobG Post Your Photos! 6 09-14-2014 04:50 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:34 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top