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Milky Way from the Balcony

August 1, 2016

Slowly it is again new moon and time to deep sky photography. On Thursday I was on call and therefore on Friday night was not able physically to transport my gear somewhere else. The weather was also a little bit cloudy and windy. So I decided if I can´t go to the stars they have to come to me...

 

Because of our balcony looks to the souther sky I can´t see the Polaris to set the equatorial mount correctly, so no chance for long exposures with the telescope. My plan was to capture a milky way time-lapse from the balcony with a 50 mm lens without star tracking. Unfortunately there is a new street lamp at the other side of the street which caused some difficulties. For some months ago I bought a light pollution clip filter which I did not really use because it cuts a big amount of light during capturing galaxies and also issued difficulties to find the correct white-balance with my unmodded camera.

 

The camera was centered to the galactic core of the milky way. The Lagoon and  Trifid Nebula are well visible on the pictures.

 

 

Images:

Canon 700D on a tripod

Canon EF 50 mm lens, f1,8 ISO 6400, Exposure time: 6 sec.

Astronomik CLS EOS-Clip light pollution Filter

This time-lapse is a composite of 388 single images

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