Astro 2018 - IMG_7880
"The Skies of Crux and Carina"
Too many stars in this image, but you can still make out the wonderful Southern Cross, and of course the mighty Carina Nebula to the right needs no introduction. IC2944 (aka The Running Chicken nebula) features roughly in the middle of the image, and the open cluster IC2602 (aka Southern Pleiades) shines towards the bottom right.
This image was taken from the relatively dark skies around Chittering, Western Australia. It is a single panel taken through a 85mm lens with multiple exposures at 3 x 30s, 3 x 60s, 3 x 120s, and 3 x 300s. Stacked and processed in Photoshop, with different exposures combined in Photomatix.
| 2018-01-12 | Chittering, Western Australia | EOS6D modified | 85mm | f/4.0 | UV/IR cut-filter | ISO800 | 1 x panel | 3 x 30s, 3 x 60s, 3 x 120s, 3 x 300s | NEQ6 mount | Synguider guiding |