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Milky Way at Windy Harbour, Western Australia | by inefekt69
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Milky Way at Windy Harbour, Western Australia

Nikon d5500

50mm + Hoya Red Intensifier filter

ISO 4000

f/2.5

Sky: 84 x 30 seconds

Foreground: 34 x 30 seconds

iOptron SkyTracker

 

This is a 118 shot panorama of the Milky Way rising over Windy Harbour, a small 'off the grid' town in the far south of Western Australia, about 4 hours from Perth. Thankfully the town didn't live up to its name and conditions were quite calm.

Prominent in this image are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds just above the rocky headland to the right and a little further above these is the magenta coloured Carina Nebula.

Originally coming out at 900 megapixels I had to cut it down in size quite a bit in order to get a file size that Flickr would accept and so it's now only a touch under 350 megapixels.

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Taken on June 2, 2019