Milkyway Mosaic (extreme stretch) | Paul Walker

Paul Walker
Location of photo
Alto, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo
2008-06-03, 11:20 PM MDT to 12:05 AM MDT
2 Canon Rebel XTi cameras with 18-55mm zooms. Homemade tracking plateform (Haig Mount) (stepper motor driven). Camera settings: 18mm (28mm efl), f/4.5, iso 1600. 4 minute exposures.
2x4 image mosaic. 4 with each camera. Covers more than 180 degrees rom Little dipper on left to Scorpio on the right. Noise reduction with Noise Ninja 2, cropping and histogram stretch (modest stretch) with Picture Window Pro 2.5, auto stitching done with Panorama Plus 3 (Serif, Inc in the UK). Did an extreme historgram stretch.