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Our Neighbourhood (The Milky Way Core)

By sherlob    
I've wanted to try to frame just the Milky Way core for sometime, but to do so requires a sufficient latitude and conditions. This image was taken in South Africa's Addo National Park. It is a stacked image of 17 10sec exposures @ f2.4 and an ISO 12800 (stacked to cancel signal noise). Whilst I am chuffed with the outcome, it plays a poor second to actually looking up and seeing this extend across the nights sky - the location was the first I have visited where the nebula cloud of the Milky Way was visible to the naked eye. As I took the images used in the stack I heard several roars from a pride of lions a few miles down the road, and the eerie cat like shrieking of a group of Jackals - a magical memory.

Tags: Small South africa Astrophotography Galaxy Milky way Stacked Vast Landscape and travel Addo national park Milky Way Core

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2019 10:49AM
Spectacular... GrinGrinGrin
29 Sep 2019 10:49AM
this is excellent!

SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
29 Sep 2019 11:10AM
Superb image, and in that setting with those animals. As you say, magical.
clicknimagine Plus
11 772 104 India
29 Sep 2019 7:45PM
It sounds a great adventure, but it is very risky and amidst the risk you have done very well...
sherlob Plus
14 3.2k 130 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2019 7:55PM
Clicknimagine - nah, not really. I'm a mug for my art but not a fool. There was the small matter of a 10,000 volt electric fence keeping me nice and safe inside the compound where I was staying...

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