Winter Milky Way Wide-field Pictures: Astronomy Photos by Dick Locke
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Winter Milky Way # 1 with Labels

This image features a section of the winter milky way, and goes from Orion on the left/lower to part of Auriga on the lower right.  It has ~130,000 stars per Registar.  It's an imperfect but serviceable mosaic/combination of this image Orion: Wide-field Nebulosity Galore (2007), along with a separate picture of the area close to Auriga.  Scroll down and check out the links to specific objects of interest. Below:  A more artistic version; no labels.

Winter Milky Way #1

The large circular red area  on top is Sh2-264.  This picture shows a major star-forming area of the sky, with the red color coming from glowing clouds of hydrogen gas. Photo Details (above): Orion area (the left part = 64 minutes total exposure time.  Auriga area (to the right) 44 total minutes.  I calibrated the images in Registar but it's not perfect as you can see. Gives me something to come back to one day...

3/15/2007 from the Davis Mountains, TX, USA. Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), with Nikon 28mm f2.8 AIS lens operating at f4, Losmandy G-11 mount.  My current image processing workflow is here.

Rosette Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster, and Cone Nebula Area

The Rosette Nebula is the bright circle on the left, while in the middle the red glow from the Christmas Tree Cluster area dominates.  Sharpless 280 (SH-280) is the smaller red area to the left of the Rosette.  Alhena, gamma Gemini, is the bright star on the right. This is a 6 hr. total exposure through a the Nikon 55mm camera lens at f4.  Conditions were hazy at times so this is a little soft.  December 2010 from the Davis Mountains.


Cygnus Area Wide Angle Shots

Orion: Widefield

Nebulosity Galore (2007)

Milky Way Gallery (Summer)

Cassiopeia Area Wide

West Texas Astronomy Pictures

Perseus Area: 2 Images, with Shooting Stars & M45

IC1396 - See Wide & Up Close Both

Cepheus Area Wide


Below: Close-ups of some winter milky way objects.

Rosette Nebula

Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster

NGC 2174, NGC 2127 (IC 2159)

Horsehead and Flame Nebula

Orion Nebula

Wide Angle Astrophotos

Astro Photo Index

Wide Angle Astrophotos

My Messier Pictures

Astronomy Pictures: Dick Locke's Astrophoto Gateway page....

Nebula Page

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