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UltraWide Southern Milky Way - December 2012 - B&W Naked Eye View.jpg
An ultrawide angle image of the southern Milky Way, taken from Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia, December 13/14, 2012, using an 15mm Canon full-frame fish-eye lens and Canon 5D MkII camera for a stack of 4 x 6 minute exposures at f/4 and ISO 800. Jupiter is at top left, Orion to the right of Jupiter. Sirius is left of centre, the large Gum Nebula is at centre, while the Carina Nebula, Crux and the Pointer stars, Alpha and Beta Centauri, are rising at lower right. The Magellanic Clouds are at upper right. Some high altitude haze added glows around bright stars. This version of the image has been processed to make the view better resemble what you see with the unaided eye, in a largely monochrome and softer view than the colourful and high-contrast views commonly presented in astrophotos. Even at that there is more fine structure present in the Milky Way than the unaided eye usually sees, though binoculars beging to reveal that smaller detail. I have left some colours in some stars and in the foreground of landscape scenes.
- © 2012 Alan Dyer
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