Astronomy and astrophotography under California stars
The Milky Way's Central Bulge
July 15, 2020
The Milky Way's central bulge over the Mojave National Preserve. Click the image for a larger version.
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Optics Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens at f/2.0
Mount Manfrotto tripod (no tracking)
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Exposure 25 seconds (5-panel mosaic) at ISO 3200
Calibration 0 darks | 0 flats | 0 bias
Air Temperature 76° F
Location Mojave National Preserve, California (near Kelso, CA)
Date July 15, 2020 at 10:49 PM PDT
Notes Processing: Each image for the mosaic was taken in portrait orientation then manually shifted for the next photo. RAW images imported and stitched together using Photoshop's Photomerge function. Levels, curves, vibrance, saturation, resize, and convert to PNG in Photoshop v21.2.

Larger version:
3600x2400 (~6.7 MB)