December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
This is the second in my series of ultra-widefield images of the Milky Way. This is the so-called “next frame to the left” from the shot of the Milky Way core. This one is centered, almost, on the “Summer Triangle”, formed by the bright stars Altair, Vega, and Deneb.
For more information about this image, check out my Milky Way (Core) image which was taken with the same 14mm lens. This one, however, was taken from my house in Saratoga, CA, and there was no need to mask out the horizon when stacking the frames. Also check out the panorama containing these two images
Mouse over the image to see constellation outlines and some other annotations. The image is oriented along the galactic plane, which is to say, the Milky Way's North Galactic Pole is up. Earth's North is inclined at roughly 27° with respect to the galactic plane (63° with respect to the North Galactic Pole), as can be seen by the direction arrows in the mouse-over. A higher resolution image is also available.