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2.2 gigapixel Milky Way

See also the 2193 megapixel zoomable version.

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Technical information

Date & time2021 May 13th
00:15 ~ 04:45 CAT
LocationTivoli Astro-Farm, Namibia
Optics2 x Takahashi Epsilon 130D
Camera2 x Nikon D810A
MountLosmandy G11
GuiderLacerta MGEN II
ZWO 30/120 guide scope
Composition110 pane mosaic (11 columns, 10 rows); 55 per camera
Mosaic planned in Periapsis
Exposure4 minutes per pane
430 mm, f/3.3, ISO 400
7 hours 20 minutes total
Calibration100 bias frames per camera
80 flat frames per camera
ProcessingDeepSkyStacker: calibrate
Microsoft ICE: compose mosaic
Adobe Photoshop CC: subtract skylight, ACR filter
Original resolution53480 x 41010 pixels
See zoomable version

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