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Milky Way from Dark Sky Park


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On 13/09/2020 at 12:08, Coolhandjo said:

Managed to make my way to Coonabarabran and shot this image last night. Big thanks to Jeff theodog for hosting us at his incredible property!

100 x 30sec is 3200 untracked with canon 500d unmodded. Rokinon 10mm f2.8

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Stunning image, out of interest, how much of the milky way and what volume of the stars are visible to the naked eye?

I'm curious as that is a beautiful image but I genuinely don't know how much is photography and how much is what we can see. I hope that doesn't sound ignorant of me, I honestly don't know.

Also what bortle level would that sky be.

Thank you

Baz

 

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7 hours ago, Barry-W-Fenner said:

Stunning image, out of interest, how much of the milky way and what volume of the stars are visible to the naked eye?

I'm curious as that is a beautiful image but I genuinely don't know how much is photography and how much is what we can see. I hope that doesn't sound ignorant of me, I honestly don't know.

Also what bortle level would that sky be.

Thank you

Baz

 

Hi Baz

 

good questions. I used a 10mm wide angle lens. But, it captures the majority of the visible milky way except some minor ends. So what you see in this image is close to what you see with hte naked ey. If you did two shot mosaic you will easily fit it all in to represent the naked eye view. The Bortle scale is 1. Very Dark Sky Park and protected by legislation. As far as "what you can visibly see". You wont see colour with your eye (but you can make out the blue a bit because of the Zodiacal light). You can clearly see the dark "Dust" lanes. Hope you get a chance to visit the southern sky at Bortle 1 this type of year (as this type of your you see the Galactic Core - but at other times of year you will not see the core.

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