This is what a galaxy looks like from the inside!
Taken in 2016, this wide-field image shows the glory of the centre of the galaxy in the Southern Milky Way, whilst in the foreground is my friend Noel’s Newtonian telescope primed and ready.
The three bright objects in the centre are Antares (a red supergiant) and the planets Mars & Saturn.
Taken on a field trip with Macarthur Astronomical Society.
Exposure: 3 x 25 sec, ISO 3200.
Location: The Oaks, NSW.
Sky: semi-dark rural location, clear.
Processing: Canon DPP, Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop and GIMP.
Imaging camera: Canon EOS 60D.
Lens: Tamron 10-24 mm @ 10mm
Telescope mount: tripod, unguided.
Image © R.Powell