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Kejimkujik Milky Way by Dave Chapman

Photo of the Week for June 16, 2017

Kejimkujik Milky Way by Dave ChapmanSummer is the season for leisurely exploring the Milky Way far from city lights. Here in Canada, we’re fortunate to have several designated dark-sky preserves where the night sky can be enjoyed in its full glory. One such location is Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia, where Dave Chapman captured this photograph of the Milky Way shimmering above the waters of Kejimkujik Lake.

Dave used a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens and Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLRE camera on a iOptron SkyTracker Pro camera mount for this 3-minute exposure at ISO 1600.

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One comment on “Kejimkujik Milky Way by Dave Chapman
  1. David A. Rodger says:

    In mid-September, I plan to be in Nova Scotia visiting family on the “south shore.” I’ve timed my visit to ensure I won’t be bothered by moonlight and can see the Milky Way and associated features with a clear southern horizon. When I saw Dave Chapman’s photo, taken at Kejimkijik National Park, I was thrilled to see the entire constellation Scorpius clearly depicted in it. Here in North Vancouver, just north of the 49th parallel, we lose the most southern parts of Scorpius. So I’m looking forward to my Nova Scotia trip with additional enthusiasm, knowing that I have an extra five degrees of sky in the south.

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