The view of the Milky Way at the 2009 Golden State Star Party was amazing. As such, I couldn't stop from taking this 5x5 exposure. ˇBeautiful! What you see is a composition of two images, one taken with the camera on the mount, and another one on a tripod. Despite being a composition, the scene is real in the sense that the image taken with the tripod (from where I used the scope/tent part of the composition) was taken so that the Milky Way was positioned right behind, as if the scope was pointing at it.
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DATEJune 22nd, 2009
PHOTOExposure: 5 x 5' (25 minutes total)
Focal: 85mm, f/5.6
EQUIPMENTCamera: Canon 40D
Guide Camera: StarShoot Autoguider
Imaging Scope: EM-400
SITE & CONDITIONSGSSP @ Adin, California
Seeing: Very Good
Transparency: Very Good
Processing: PixInsight & Photoshop