Location of photoSullivan, Maine
Date/Time of photoMay 3, 2008 2:30 AM EDT
EquipmentPiggyback mounted Pentax 67 with 165mm f/2.8 lens stopped down to f/4. 40 minute exposure on Kodak E200 film, push processed 2 stops. Image scanned the processed with Adobe Photoshop and PixInsight LE.
DescriptionImaged from under the dark skies of eastern Maine, the Milky Way takes on an almost surreal appearance. Many of the features seen here are visible with the unaided eye, such as the Prancing Horse (including the Pipe Nebula), Messier 8, the Lagoon Nebula, Messier 24, the Small Sagittarious Star Cloud, and the Milky Way's bulge into Ophiuchus.