Central Milky Way Mosaic taken by ALAN ERICKSON of HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO

Central Milky Way Mosaic taken by ALAN ERICKSON of HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO

Central Milky Way Mosaic taken by Alan Erickson of Highlands Ranch, CO on 05/27/2014 with a Modified Canon Rebel XS 1000D camera through a Two part mosaic of the Sagittarius and Rho Ophiuchus regions, scaled to 20% of original size. Shot through the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (“Nifty Fifty”) lens at f/4.0. Five hours of total exposure time, using three-minute sub-exposures. Shot on the iOptron SkyTracker camera mount.. Initial white balance, mild noise reduction, and lens correction were applied to all sub-exposures with Adobe Camera Raw in Adobe Bridge. Sub-exposures were imported to Photoshop as layers and aligned and stacked. Mosaic stitching and post processing were done in...

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M101 taken by ALAN ERICKSON of HIGHLANDS RANCH

M101 taken by ALAN ERICKSON of HIGHLANDS RANCH

M101 taken by ALAN ERICKSON of HIGHLANDS RANCH on 05/05/2013 with a QSI 540wsg camera through a Intes 7″ f/4 Mak-Newt. Imaged over several nights. 20 min L, 90 min each RGB, 60 min Ha. Stacked in Maxim DL, post-processed in...

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