We pan across the richest part of the Milky Way near the center of the galaxy where numerous dark dust lanes block the glow of vast star clouds. Regions include the constellations of Scorpius, Sagittarius, Ophiuchus, and Aquila.
Shot from Mount Pinos, Calif, with a Panasonic GH3 camera, a Gen 3 unfilmed P43 phosphor image intensifier, and a Litton 108mm/f1.5 night vision lens. Note: This Youtube video shows some blotchiness due to excessive compression. For a cleaner view, see the same video on Vimeo at the link: https://vimeo.com/173403787 MilkyWaySouthernPan 108mmf1 5 GP 80thsec 1600iso Itt1XRelay