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The Milky Way at the Nebraska Star Party

Monday night at the Nebraska Star Party (NSP), the days storm moved through revealing a blazing Milky Way. The star filled sky was spectacular, the detail in the Milk Way stunning. My first taste of the NSP sky and I was mesmerized, it had been many months since I had seen a sky this good. That first hour I spent more time enjoying the wonder of the night sky than polar aligning my scope.

The Milky Way at NSP

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Photograph Information
Date07.20.2009, 23:33
LocationNebraska Star Party, Merritt Reservoir, by Valentine, NE
LensCanon 24mm f2.8 @ f2.8
CameraCanon 5D Mark II
Exposure30 seconds at ISO 3200
NotesOutstanding transparency, temperature around 62°F, good seeing.

Initial RAW conversion in Lightroom 2.0, additional processing in Photoshop CS2.

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