Photographing the Milky Way

The Big Dipper, asterism of seven stars

Photographing the Milky Way was something I wanted to try because with the naked eye it’s barely visible here in Finland. You can see only a dim cloud-like area in the sky but that’s all. So, let’s get out and try.¬†A camera has a much better low light sensitivity¬†than the human eye. At least better than my eyes. With a long exposure, you can catch a lot more light than what the eye can see.

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