In the Northern hemisphere’s mid latitudes, winter is slowly coming. Although the winter part of the Milky Way is much weaker than the summer part, it’s still full of truly nice objects that deserve attention as well. This part of the Galaxy is characteristic with many bright stars around, especially those from Winter hexagon asterism. Galacticarms are full of emission hydrogen nebulas – unseen objects (almost all) for our eyes, but very well visible for modified cameras. To achieve more details in H-alpha emission, I even used a special Ha filter. The arc of our Galaxy is stretching above the Low Tatras mountains in Slovakia, where the temperatures dropped below -14°C that night. Over the man – there’s a bright cone of zodiacal light pointing to a nice conjunction of that period – the red planet Mars just between two open star clusters – Pleiades and Hyades.
Location: Low Tatras mountains, Slovakia
Equipment: Canon 6D mod, Sigma Art 28mm, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer
Category: Tracked Ha+RGB Pano
For nebulas details used Astronomik H alpha 12nm filter.
Date: 6th of March 2021