The summer Milky Way to the southwest over Victoria Glacier and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta on a moonless night, August 29, 2016. The bright star at top is Altair, with the stars of Aquila being the main constellation here, with the Scutum starcloud just over the glacier and the stars of Ophiuchus to the right. The Serpens-Ophiuchus Double Cluster is prominent here just to the right of the Milky Way. <br />
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Mt. Fairview to the left and others are partly illuminated by light spill from the Chateau Lake Louise and from highway lights in the valley below. <br />
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This is a stack of 16 exposures for the ground, averaged to smooth noise by a factor of 3 stops, and one exposure for the sky, all 10 seconds at f/2 with the 20mm Sigma Art lens, and at ISO 6400 with the Nikon D750. All untracked and shot as part of a time-lapse sequence at a fairly high ISO and fast shutter speed, to capture the rapid cloud motion, and to capture 300 frames in under an hour before the Milky Way got too far advanced to the north. These frames are taken from a time with minimal cloud and the Milky Way in its best position over the glacier.


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Image ID: 0273468-VW-ADY

The Milky Way over Lake Louise #3

The summer Milky Way to the southwest over Victoria Glacier and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta on a moonless night, August 29, 2016. The bright star at top is Altair, with the stars of Aquila being the main constellation here, with the Scutum starcloud just over the glacier and the stars of Ophiuchus to the right. The Serpens-Ophiuchus Double Cluster is prominent here just to the right of the Milky Way.

Mt. Fairview to the left and others are partly illuminated by light spill from the Chateau Lake Louise and from highway lights in the valley below.

This is a stack of 16 exposures for the ground, averaged to smooth noise by a factor of 3 stops, and one exposure for the sky, all 10 seconds at f/2 with the 20mm Sigma Art lens, and at ISO 6400 with the Nikon D750. All untracked and shot as part of a time-lapse sequence at a fairly high ISO and fast shutter speed, to capture the rapid cloud motion, and to capture 300 frames in under an hour before the Milky Way got too far advanced to the north. These frames are taken from a time with minimal cloud and the Milky Way in its best position over the glacier.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / VWPics / Alan Dyer

Image dimensions: 3600x2403