8-25-19 - August Milkyway

So last night I decided that I would go out and capture the Milkyway.  I left the house @ 6:30 pm and went to a favorite location where the skies are mostly dark.  There is some light pollution from a nearby town.  Last night the skies were clear with a few clouds passing through and they became heavier as the night went on. 


The Moon was rising @ midnight so I had a little time to capture a few images.  No matter how many times I shoot the Milkyway it seems it changes in color and content as it moves across the sky.  Here is Kentucky the Milkyway is different than  it is out West and it appears more contrasty.,..I suppose that may be from the Light pollution.  It was a great 2 hours of shooting and the weather was beautiful and cool. 

Galactic Sky

Galactic Sky

The sky region of a sinking Milkyway. This is a 16 image stack with one Dark Frame. The exposure was ISO 8000 @ 5 sec @ F-2.8 x 16 - August 2019

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Fire Below

Fire Below

The sky region of a vertical Milkyway. This is a 16 image stack with one Dark Frame. The exposure was ISO 6400 @ 5 sec @ F-2.8 x 16- Early August 2019

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