The Milky way from the Southern Hemisphere.

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The Milky way from the Southern Hemisphere.
Jul 18, 2013

The first pic is of almost the entire southern hemisphere milkyway taken with a Sigma 12-24mm lens and a Canon 5D3.  It was a single shot taken at ISO 6400. The location was just north of Perth, Western Australia, and you can see the light pollution in the bottom of the picture.  The Southern Cross about a quarter of the way from the RHS and the dark area associated with it is often called the Coal Sack. In aboriginal mythology, it is the head of an emu and you can see the rest of the body flowing to the left as a dark area against the brightness of the milkyway.

If there are good ideas on how to reduce that effect of localised light pollution on this sort of image using photoshop, I would be pleased to find out about it.

The next picture was taken at the same location but looking north and using a Sigma 50mm f1.4 lens on the same camera.  Since there wasn't as much light pollution I was able to enhance the image quite a bit.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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