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Chile 2010 Pan (Final).jpg
A 13-segment mosaic of the southern Milky Way, from Orion at right to Scutum at left. Shot over 2 nights, March 2010 from Atacama Lodge near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Same 10-section mosaic was shot on the two nights, and this panorama makes use of frames selected from the 2 nights: 2 segments for Orion and Canis Major were from night #2 and segments for Scorpius and Sagittarius are a blend of the final 3 segments each shot on the two nights; centre area from Puppis to Centaurus are all segments shot on night #1. Each segment is a stack of 3 to 4 exposures, each 6 minutes at f/4 and ISO 800 with a Canon L-Series 35mm lens and Canon 5D MkII DSLR, filter modified by Hutech. Plus each segment has an exposure of 6 minutes with a Kenko Softon filter layered in at 25% opacity to add the star glows. All aligned and blended with Photoshop CS4. Brightening below Milky Way at left of frame is Zodiacal Light in the pre-dawn sky.