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Milky Way over Grand Mesa Observatory | by TransientAstronomer
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Milky Way over Grand Mesa Observatory

While on a family road trip around the Southwest US we stopped by Grand Mesa Observatory to visit Terry Hancock, my good friend and astroimaging teacher.


Terry is setting up a remotely accessible telescope observatory for clients who want to take advantage of Grand Mesa's very low light pollution (around bortle 2-3) and clear skies. In this image I was able to beat the rising moon to do a wide field nightscape of the observatory which is located to the right in this image with the red light emanating from the open roof. Thanks Terry for having us, it was a blast!


For more info about Grand Mesa Observatory check out this link:


Technical Info:




~50 frame panorama 13 sec @6400 ISO


Camera: Canon 6D Hutech UV/IR Mod

Lens: Zeiss f1.4 Distagon 35mm at f2.5

Processing: Photoshop CC, PTGui

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Uploaded on June 20, 2017