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Uploaded 22-Nov-14
Taken 30-May-14
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Dimensions2000 x 1333
Original file size2.55 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken31-May-14 02:19
Date modified22-Nov-14 16:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 6D
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure60s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.0
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Heart of the galaxy

Heart of the galaxy

This is an image of the region in the constellations Sagittarius, Scutum and Ophiuchius that is close to the centre of our galaxy. The dusty core has many dark nebulae and some very bright ones - the Lagoon, Omega and Eagle nebulae are nearby. They show up as red regions on the left of the image.
2014-05-31 in Victoria backyard.
Conditons - clear, calm and 10deg C.
Modified Canon 6D camera with a 100mm Macro lens on iOptron skytracker.
Exposure - stack of 9 - 1min exposures at f/2.8 and ISO800
Processing in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop.