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Gigapixel Milky Way Panorama

See also the 360° panorama version.

Technical information

Date & time2021 May 12th, 03:38 ~ 04:37 CAT
LocationTivoli Astro-Farm, Namibia
OpticsSigma A 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM
CameraNikon D810A
MountRainbow Astro RST-135
TripodAvalon T-Pod 90
Composition37 pane mosaic in cyllindrical projection:
4 rows of 9 panes spaced 40° apart azimuthally
and aimed at altitudes 0°, +25°, +50°, +75°
1 pane aimed at zenith
ExposureBottom row: 15 seconds per pane, ISO 1600, 0.5x tracking speed
Second row: 1 minute per pane, ISO 800
3rd & 4th rows: zenith: 2 minutes per pane, ISO 200
40 mm, f/2
49 minutes total
Calibration100 bias frames
50 flat frames
ProcessingDeepSkyStacker: calibrate
Microsoft ICE: compose mosaic
Adobe Photoshop CC: ACR filter
Original resolution31624 x 31624 pixels

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