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Table Mountain Star Party Panorama (Equirectangular) - B&W Naked Eye View.jpg
A 360° panorama of the Table Mountain Star Party, July 25, 2014, held at the Eden Valley Guest Ranch in northern Washington state. It shows the Milky Way arching overhead (zenith is at the top), and bands of airglow streaming out of the east at centre. South is to the right of centre where the bright centre of the Galaxy area meets the horizon. The Big Dipper is at the left of the frame. This is an 8-section panorama, with each section shot with a 14mm Rokinon lens in portrait format, at f/2.8 and Canon 5D Mark II at ISO 6400 for 45 seconds each, untracked. Assembled in PTGui using Equirectangular projection. 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.
- © 2014 Alan Dyer
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- Simulated Naked-Eye and Eyepiece Views