Our galaxy contains a bar, which astronomers have proven some time ago and what you can not see in these photos. Well … the equipment available to professional astronomers allows them to see what a regular camera with a 200 [mm] lens certainly won’t see for us. Apparently, our galaxy has about 400 billion stars, estimated. I was wondering… how they estimated it?
In the pictures presented, an expert and familiar eye will see many well-known and often photographed objects. What? Where? Well I’ll leave it you to discover in these photos. One of the photo presents the most visible ones.
Photos taken at 02 Jun 2019 on Tenerife, exactly in the place next to “God’s finger”.
Equipment: Canon EOS 6D with a Canon Canon EF 24-105 [mm] F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, on a glued iOptron CEM 25 mount, which I accidentally crashed on beton.
- Composition: Astro Pixel Processor v1.077-6,
- Processing: GIMP v2.10.14 + plug-ins (Linux),
- Lights: 10 x 60[s] ISO-1000,
- Flats: 42 ISO-1000,
- Darks: 14 ISO-1000,
- Bias: 20 ISO-1000