This is my most successful Milky Way shot so far. Still learning to use stacking to reduce noise and improve the image quality.

Stack of 112 light frames, 2 dark frames, stacked using an app called Sequator, post-processing in Lightroom Classic. Manfrotto tripod with ball-head, no equatorial mount.

  • Location: Pego do Altar dam reservoir, near Santa Susana, Portugal. Bortle Class 4 area
  • Date: 27 August 2022 (new moon)
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5Mark II
  • Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO (at 12mm)
  • Exposure time: 8s (* 112 = 896s total)
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 6400