My First Milky Way Shot

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Matt Hunt

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I just recently got my Nikon D5100 for storm chasing as well as my upcoming travels. I knew before buying it I wanted to get some Milky Way shots, too. I was going to try last weekend, but it was cloudy both days. This morning the sky was clear! Even though it's almost a full moon, the moon sets at 4:55 am, so that gave me about an hour of good darkness to shoot. This was taken at 5:50 am, right before "blue hour" started. This is with the kit lens...

http://notenoughburritos.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/dsc_26382.jpg?w=658
 

william mattil

I just recently got my Nikon D5100 for storm chasing as well as my upcoming travels. I knew before buying it I wanted to get some Milky Way shots, too. I was going to try last weekend, but it was cloudy both days. This morning the sky was clear! Even though it's almost a full moon, the moon sets at 4:55 am, so that gave me about an hour of good darkness to shoot. This was taken at 5:50 am, right before "blue hour" started. This is with the kit lens...

http://notenoughburritos.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/dsc_26382.jpg?w=658
Hi Matt,

On the off chance you'd like to see a representative example of what our galaxy looks like from outside it ....


http://www.celestial-images.com/Images/M101-8x600s-LRGB-Large.html

M101 - A Spiral Galaxy in the Constellation Ursa Major. Nearly face on view.

Bill