Milky Way with the Butterfly and Ptolemy Clusters, 2022

The Butterfly and Ptolemy Clusters near the tail of Scorpius. The vibrant colours of our Milky Way as photographed from Greece last month; glowing star-forming dust and gas in one of the most beautiful and rich of stars areas of our Milky Way.

Tech Card

Date / Location

2nd July 2022, Iria, GMT+2, Greece, TEMP: 26C, Bortle Class 3 ~SGM: 21.72 mag./arc sec2

Equipment

Camera: Nikon D750

Lens: Samyang 135mm f/2

Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer

Image Quality

14 bit RAW (NEF)

Exposure time per image / number of composities and sensitivity

22 x 60s ISO 1600 f/2.8

Total Integration Time

22mins

Calibration Frames

16 Darks, 50 Bias, 24 Flats

Software

PixInsight 1.8 Core

Lightroom

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