Cygnus is on the top. The reddish spot there is the North America Nebula, close to Deneb. Vega on the right and Altair in the middle make together with Deneb the so called Summer Triangle. Scutum is low on the right, gradually disappearing into the lights of the nearby city (Lahti).

 

Milky Way from Scutum to Cygnus

2007 Sep 07, Asikkala

Canon 300D, modified for increased red sensitivity, see Equipment

Zenitar 16 mm lens, f/4

180 s at ISO1600

Processed only lightly in Photoshop Elements.

Image width is about 53°.

For larger size, click here

 

 

 

 

 

For comparison, about the same view with the unmodified 300D:

2006 Sep 16, Asikkala

Canon 300D

Zenitar 16 mm lens, f/4

180 s at ISO1600

Processed only lightly in Photoshop Elements.

Image width is about 53°.

For larger size, click here