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Milky Way over Island Point, Western Australia | by inefekt69
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Milky Way over Island Point, Western Australia

Nikon d5500

50mm + Hoya Red Intensifier Filter

85 x 30 seconds

ISO 3200


iOptron SkyTracker


Stitched in MSICE


This is an 85 shot image of the Milky Way rising over Island Point in Western Australia. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds can be seen on the right side of the image, along with some significant green airglow (thanks to the use of a tracking mount). The Carina Nebula is at the top, just right of centre, highlighted nicely by the didymium filter. The light pollution is coming from the city of Bunbury, approximately 80km (50mi) to the south.


You'll notice the lack of an arch in this image, it's because I used a different projection method in the stitching software. Normally I use Mercator but this time I went with Transverse Mercator, mainly because it's not quite a full panorama and as such wouldn't have had a full arch and would have looked a bit unfinished.

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Taken on February 24, 2018