Category Archives: Milky Way

Southern Milky Way, Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

Here is a widefield view of the southern Milky Way early in the morning of July 30, 2017 over Seneca Rocks, WV. A Petzl headlamp was used to light paint the trees during the exposure.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, tripod mounted, 25 seconds, 17mm, ISO 3200, f/4. Location: Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. Date: July 30, 2017 (12:12 AM local time).

…Tom

Northern Milky Way – May 27, 2017

A rare scene lately around my area, a clear morning view of the Northern Milky Way! I snapped this early in the morning of May 27, 2017 in Weatherly, Pennsylvania. The Samyang 14mm lens allows you to pack in a pretty wide field of view.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Samyang 14mm f/2.8, 25 seconds, ISO 3200, tripod mounted.

…Tom

Teapot of Sagittarius

Here is a view of the teapot section of Sagittarius taken early this morning, May 8, 2017.  This is about as high as it will get in the skies of Carbon County, Pennsylvania.  Looking forward to capturing some nice deep space objects later this year.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens, ISO 3200, 3 x 8 seconds, f/2.8, 70mm, tripod mounted. Date: May 8, 2017. Location: Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

On a side note, this is my first attempt at manual stacking in Photoshop.

…Tom

The Winter Milky Way in the Early Morning

The rain clouds were already starting to roll into Pennsylvania this morning (November 3, 2016) but allowed just enough time to capture this view of the winter Milky Way hovering above the trees. How many constellations can you spot? See if you can find Gemini, Auriga, Taurus and Perseus.

wintermilkyway

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, tripod mounted, ISO 6400, 13 seonds, f/4, and a Tiffen star filter. Location: Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania.

Carpe noctem!

…Tom

Mars Approaching the Teapot in Sagittarius

Mars is fast approaching the teapot of Sagittarius over the next several days. This is a view from the evening of September 25, 2016 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania with a light hazy cloud cover adding to the wide-field view.

Mars and the Teapot

Mars and the Teapot

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens, ISO 3200, 8 seconds, f/2.8, 73mm, tripod mounted, and a star filter.

Clear skies!

…Tom

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