The Summer Milkyway and Jupiter

at Midnight

Uploaded 6/22/09

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 Go out now about midnight and you will see the above vista, the summer Milkyway going straight through the zenith, and a brilliant Jupiter rising in the east. North is at the bottom of this fish eye lens shot, which covers nearly the entire sky seen from my backyard. Look closely at the top edge of this image. That green layered glow is the auroral airglow, running along the northern horizon.
Instrument: Sigma 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens Platform: Robotic Barn Door Mount Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 at f/5 Exposure: 5m Filters: None Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 55F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Maxim DSLR HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS