Summer Milky Way from RTMC - 5/28/2006

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This was a test shot with a fish-eye lens for my Pentax medium format camera.  This was taken in the early morning hours at the Riverside Telescope Makers' Convention held annually near Big Bear, CA at an altitude of about 7500 feet.   Near the horizon, Scorpius can be seen, partially lost in the glow of the cities to the south.  The entire summer triangle asterism can be seen in the upper left.  On the original transparency, the North America nebula can be seen in the extreme left corner.
Date/Time:    28 May. 2006  02:05 PDT
Location: Riverside Telescope Makers' Convention, Big Bear, CA
Scope: Pentax 35mm f/4.5 @ f/4.5
Mount: Kenko Sky Memo
Guider: none
Film: Kodak E200 (220), pushed 1 stop
Exposure: 30 min.

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