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Amazing Milky Way

March 20th, 2012

Taken in Hinterstein, Bavaria, Germany in a very clear night some time before the Moon got visible. I hope you like it!

Canon EOS 550D, Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX.

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Posted By: tmartins
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Great job, it's an amazing shot. What settings did you use?
It's too bad you couldn't get more focus on the stars, probably due to the long exposure.
Posted By: Jonathan Besler
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Thank you!

I took two shots. The first one was for the stars with F2.8 30 seconds and iso 800. Yeah you are right with the stars, but if i had exposed it for a shorter
time it would have been too dark to see the milky way. I tried it very often.

The second shot was for the mountains, it was exactly the same picture but at F5.6. 3 minutes and Iso 400
Posted By: kailIFL
about 12 years, 3 months ago
It's still an amazing shot, thanks for posting it.

Can you actually see that with the naked eye Jonathan?
Posted By: Jonathan Besler
about 12 years, 3 months ago
only a little bit because I was in the valley.
The lens gets much more information than the eye.
With the eye I can only see that there it is a little bit lighter than the rest of the sky.
Posted By: kallinan
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Really interesting shot, and great way to stitch two different exposure times together. The mountains turned out great.

But the stars still puzzle me, even with your explanation. The "star trails" seem to point toward a center point in the image, instead of tracing along concentric lines. it just feels ... off.
Posted By: Tymant
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Yeah it seems to be a "mistake" of the Lens. But nothing you cant correct with computer software.
In fact I LOVE this picture, nice Job. I will try myself to shoot a picture that looks like yours with my 600D.
Would you give me some tipps please cause i dont want to be the whole night outside ;) thanks :)
Posted By: Jonathan Besler
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Thanks for your comments.
@kallinan: hmm I don't, I think it's like Tymant said a mistake of the lens. However I don't know how to fix this...

@Tymant you will get mail

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