Bar Harbor, Maine - Aaron Priest Photography

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Airglow over Cadillac Mountain - Fisheye

On July 26, 2014, Matt Pollock and I captured a spherical panorama of green airglow and the Milky Way over Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine. This is a crop of the panorama simulating an ~8mm fisheye. Cassiopeia can be seen in the left side of the Milky Way arch. Vega can be seen overhead, it is part of the summer triangle along with Deneb and Altair.

Camera settings: ISO 6400, f/2.8, 40 seconds, & 3550°K white balance for the sky blended with ISO 6400, f/2.8, 160 seconds, & 3786°K white balance for the ground.

Hardware used: Nikon D810, Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 (lens hood shaved off for full frame use), Promote Control, and Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod with leveling base & multi-row pano package.

Software used: Edited with Lightroom, stitched with PTGui Pro, and blended with Photoshop. Pixel Fixer was used with a dark frame to remove hot pixels from long exposures at high ISO.

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From Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island