The Deep Photographic Guide to the

The constellation of the month


Data of Photography

Date:27.5.2006 Time:18:35 UT
Exposure:30 min Field of View:39o x 27o
Emulsion:Fuji Provia 400F Optics:f=50mm 1/4.0
Place:Hakos, Namibia Observer:Till Credner

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The image was obtained with a usual mechanical camera and lens of normal focal length (50mm). Guiding was done on a Super Polaris mount. The place is in the Hakos mountains of Namibia, southern Africa.


The conventional photography was digitized to about 20 megapixels and a color depth of 3 x 12 Bits. Digital image processing improved the quality of the image dramatically. The main steps are the subtraction of the terrestrial skybackground and following contrast enhancement.

Image Size and Resolution

Shown are reduced resolutions with a size of 512 x 341 pixels and 1024 x 683 pixels. If you are seriously interested in higher resolutions and accept our copyright, feel free to contact us by email. The special object sections do have a higher resolution, but are are limited to a smaller size of 255 x 255 pixels, equivalent to 3o x 3o in the sky.