Auriga-Taurus area - which image to go for?

Started Dec 26, 2016 | Discussions thread
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Trollmannx Senior Member • Posts: 4,865
Auriga-Taurus area - which image to go for?

This image show the Gemini (lower left), Auriga (upper left), Perseus (upper right) and Taurus (lower ringt) area. Find the milky way here quite interesting with the Taurus molecular cloud (the central dark area) as the prominent feature mid frame.

Canon 6D with a CZ 2/35mm lens at f/5.6 and ISO1600. 52x2min tracked exposures (took 64x2min frames tracked with the Polarie but got some added fun with intervening clouds) stacked in Astroart. Even got rid of a nasty light pollution gradient.

Wanted corner to corner sharpness and this lens shine at f/5.6. Night sky photography is not always about collecting as much light as possible as fast as possible.

Which image is the better one to illustrate the dark nebulae in the Milky Way?

Need some help to decide what to go for.

Image #1

The more ordinary wide angle image of the area of interest.

Image #2

Same image but now with a more diffuse milky way (only the highlights are diffused).

Canon EOS 6D
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