Our Milky Way is a barred galaxy. It is home to our solar system with the Earth. It consists of hundreds of billions of stars.

Source: Wikipedia (Milchstraße)

recorded 27. Aug 2019

Shooting location: Sheet Harbour (Halifax CA).
Exposure time: 1 frame/41 sec./ISO1600.
This was my introduction to astrophotography.

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recorded on 19. Sep 2020
Shooting location: Hoherodskopf (Hessen DE)
Exposure time: approx. 20 images per 120 sec
Total recording time: 40 min

Here, for the first time, the program “DSS” was used to stack the images.