Sunday, July 28, 2013

Neptune in Aquarius

My first ever shot of Neptune! Neptune was the first planet found by mathematical prediction rather than by empirical observation, and wasn't directly observed until 1846! Took these photos last night at around 5:30am ET over the western horizon.

aquarius constellation with star labels
35 subs, 12 darks, 12 bias frames each at ISO 1600, 35mm, 8 sec, f/4.5

neptune canon rebel xt
Cropped from 35mm image above

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