A swarm of satellites

in Iceland astrophotographer has a difficult situation. The aurora itself is beautiful but for locals who would like to watch deep sky objects (DS) it must be a big of stress. Additionaly astrophotographer have a swarm of satellites ovehead. The film shows the swarm of satelites before Mr Musk intensified rocket launches with Starlinks. I am afraid to think what will happen when all starlinks and other planned satellites will be placed in a low orbit.

Below the Milky Way TimeLaps in a swarm of satellites. Turn on FULL screen !

Islandia 2019 – Milky Way in a swarm of satellites – 10 [fps]

Below the Milky Way TimeLaps in a swarm of satellites – version with less stars. Turn on FULL screen !

Islandia 2019 – Milky Way with less of stars in a swarm of satellites – 10 [fps]

Equipment:

  • Canon EOS 6D,
  • Irix 11 [mm], F4 lens,
  • Tripod.

Processing:

  • RawTherapee 5.3,
  • KdeNlive 19.12.3.

31 x Lights – ISO 3200, 20[s]


Milky Way – mosaic of three frames

This is mosaic of three frames, manually set. I had four frames done but the third in the queue was bad quality and went to trash. This is my first mosaic. It is a pity that I could not set the frame, which is why the picture is not complete. In overall, the final photo is not so bad. I remember getting a bit tired of setting these frames, it is not as easy to do as it may seem. Certainly, the ideal support for such a “work” will be a computer with the solid software that will align the frames each other as they should be with some overlap.

Droga Mleczna / Milky Way - mozaika 3 kadrów

Full resolution: http://www.astrofoto.pekdar.net/wp-content/uploads/wppa-source/album-6/DrogaMleczna_mozaika3kadrow_v3gotowe.png

Photos taken at 02 Jun 2019 on Tenerife, exactly in the place next to “God’s finger”. Great expedition with PTMA.

As usual, I couldn’t decide which picture is better. Version with the actual number of stars or reduced. Personally, I like both and I also post both. Certainly the “without” stars version is not suitable for viewing at high magnifications, till some reasonable level you can. It is better to magnify the “with stars” version.

ATTENTION! Pictures are big, resolution: 16445 x 4136 [px]

  • PNG size: 146 [MB]
  • JPG size with 99% of quality set: 58,6 [MB]
Droga Mleczna / Milky Way - mozaika 3 kadrów i redukcja gwiazd

Full resolution: http://www.astrofoto.pekdar.net/wp-content/uploads/wppa-source/album-6/DrogaMleczna_mozaika3kadrow_v3-lessStars.png

Equipment: Canon EOS 6D with a Canon Canon EF 24-105 [mm] F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, on damaged iOptron CEM 25 mount with limited functionality.

  • Composition: Astro Pixel Processor v1.077-6 and v1.075,
  • Processing: GIMP v2.10.14 + plug-ins (Linux),
  • Lights: frame nr 1 – 10 x 60 [s], frame nr 2 – 9 x 60 [s], kadr nr 3 – 10 x 60 [s], ISO-1000
  • Darks: 14 ISO-1000,
  • Bias: 20 ISO-1000

Milky Way

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?

Droga Mleczna / Milky Way

Full resolution: http://www.astrofoto.pekdar.net/wp-content/uploads/wppa-source/album-6/DrogaMleczna_jeden_kadr_v3.png

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.

Droga Mleczna / Milky Way - zredukowane gwiazdy

Full resolution: http://www.astrofoto.pekdar.net/wp-content/uploads/wppa-source/album-6/DrogaMleczna_jeden_kadr_v3_lessStars.png

Photos taken at 02 Jun 2019 on Tenerife, exactly in the place next to “God’s finger”.

Droga Mleczna / Milky Way with zooms

Full resolution: http://www.astrofoto.pekdar.net/wp-content/uploads/wppa-source/album-6/DrogaMleczna_jeden_kadr_v3_zoom.png

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