Subject: The River of Stars
Exposure: Composite of two 8-minute exposures @ ISO 400
Processing: RAW, processed in Registar 1.0.7 & Adobe Photoshop CS2
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX @ 12mm
Mount: Astro-Physics 400GTO
Location: Gila, New Mexico
Date: May 27, 2006
Comments: This is a joint effort image with my friend Jim Janusz.
Additional comments: The faint green glowing bands near the horizon is not light pollution but airglow. Airglow is a photochemical luminescence in the ionosphere peaking at the oxygen emission wavelength of 557.7 nanometers.
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