Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Milky Way Clouds on Acros

Milky Way Clouds on Acros by S Migol
Milky Way Clouds on Acros, a photo by S Migol on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
A widefield image taken at Calstar 2013 showing the dark clouds of the Milky Way in Cygnus. The Veil and North America nebula are plainly visible if you know where to look. I'm surprised that these nebulosities show up given the use of the yellow filter.

The focus is not precise on this shot, there's noticeable softness in the center. This is an old design 200mm lens which may be the biggest problem. Next time I'm shooting film, I'll take a note of focus positions and see if I can pick up a copy of the modern 200mm lens.

Shot on Acros 120 film with a Pentax 67 camera using the S-M-C Takumar 6X7 200mm f/4 lens at F5.6 with a Y2 filter to increase contrast. 40 minute exposure. Scanned with Epson V700 and curves in LR5.