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User / Trevor Dobson / Milky Way at Lake Ninan, Western Australia
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Nikon d810a
50mm
ISO 8000
f/2.5
Foreground: 14 x 20 seconds
Sky: 48 x 30 seconds
iOptron SkyTracker
Hoya Red Intensifier filter

This is a 62 shot panorama of the Milky Way rising over the northern end of Lake Ninan, a little over 2 hours north east of Perth in Western Australia.

I wasn't initially planning to visit this location but was persuaded to go by two local astrophotographers who I joined earlier in the night at another spot. Turned out to be a great idea as this is probably the best 'dead tree lake' spot I've see in my area to date.

Prominent in this image are the Large & Small Magellanic Clouds, almost obscured by the light pollution from the Wheatbelt town of Calingiri on the right side. Just above them is the pink coloured Carina Nebula. On the left of course is the Sagittarius region, the brightest part of the core. Connected to that, by the Dark River, is the colourful Rho Ophiuchi Complex.
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  • Taken: Jun 17, 2023
  • Uploaded: Jun 30, 2023
  • Updated: Jan 26, 2024