Taken in early September with a modded 450D. There was a short clear spell this night so I rushed out with mount and camera, used a 17-55 f2.8 @ f3.5. Completely out of practice though so I hadn’t realised how poor my focus was. Reducing the image to this size helped though. Stacked in Deep Space Stacker and processed in Photoshop. I found getting rid of the gradients in the image particularly challenging. Not something I’ve come across on my other images, but this is a FAR wider view so I should have expected this. Guess I should have used the Astronomik CLS Clip filter I had on the shelf, D’oh!

The 3 brighter stars are Altair, Vega and Deneb.


Come on clear skies, I want to try again!

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