Milky Way

Feel free to browse through the Milky Way photos below. To learn how to image the Milky Way using a point-and-shoot or a DSLR camera, click here.

Bolinao-Baguio (10)
Milky Way galaxy taken from Bolinao, Pangasinan, taken on March 17, 2018, with a DSLR on a tripod.
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Image of the Milky Way galaxy taken with a DSLR camera on a tracking mount. Canon 450D DSLR camera, 50 mm f/1.8 lens, 39 second exposure, ISO 1600, March 30, 2014 at Boso-boso, Antipolo, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano.
Milky Way Bosoboso March 30, 2014_90sec
Image of the Milky Way galaxy taken with a DSLR camera on a tracking mount. Canon 450D DSLR camera, 18-55 mm lens set at 18 mm, f/3.5, 90 sec exposure, ISO 1600, March 30, 2014 at Boso-boso, Antipolo, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano.
Milky Way Kiltepan Sagada
Image of the Milky Way galaxy taken with a DSLR camera and a tripod. Canon 450D DSLR camera, 18-55 mm lens set at 18 mm, f/3.5, 30 sec exposure, ISO 1600, March 1, 2015 at Kiltepan Peak in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
milky way aug 23 2014
Image of the Milky Way galaxy taken with a DSLR camera and a tripod. Canon 450D DSLR camera, 18-55 mm lens set at 18 mm, f/3.5, 30 sec exposure, ISO 1600, August 23, 2014, Camarines Norte, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
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Coron offers pristine night skies that will definitely impress anyone who loves to gaze at the stars above. This image was taken at around 4 am on March 7, 2014 in Coron, Palawan using a Canon 600D and an 18-55 mm kit lens, set at 18 mm, f/3.5, ISO 3200. The camera was mounted on a tripod and was pointed approximately 45 degrees above the southern horizon, and was exposed for 30 seconds.
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Here is another photo taken the following morning (March 8, 2014) at the viewing deck atop Mt. Tapyas, a hill situated at the center of Coron’s town proper. This image was taken at around 4 am on March 8, 2014 using a Canon 600D and an 18-55 mm kit lens, set at 18 mm, f/3.5, ISO 1600. The camera was mounted on a tripod and was pointed approximately 45 degrees above the southern horizon, and was exposed for 30 seconds.
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Image of the Milky Way galaxy taken shortly after sunset using a DSLR camera and a tracking mount. Canon 450D DSLR camera, 18-55 mm lens set at 18 mm, f/3.5, 79 sec exposure, ISO 1600, November 3, 2012, Camarines Norte, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
During nights of exceptionally clear sky, the Milky Way could be seen even in a severely light-polluted area. This 6-second exposure was taken on April 15, 2012, at around 2 am in UP Diliman using a Canon 450D DSLR on a tripod, 50 mm kit lens at f/1.8, 1600 ISO. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
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Milky Way taken under the dark skies of Montalban, Rizal. Canon450D, 50 mm at f2.8, ISO400, 150 sec exposure (single frame). Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
Milky Way taken with a point-and-shoot Canon PowerShot S3IS camera piggy-backed onto a tracking mount during a star party in Caliraya, Laguna (60 seconds exposure, f/2.7, ISO 800). Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
MilkyWay_near_Orion
Wide-field image of the Milky Way near the constellation Orion, taken with a Canon 450D DSLR and an 18-55 mm lens set to 18 mm, f/3.5, ISO 1600, 60 sec exposure, on November 11, 2012 under the dark clear skies of Boso-boso, Rizal, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
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Milky Way captured on April 17, 2016, using an ultra-portable tracker setup. A total of 5 images, each having an exposure of 90 seconds, were stacked together in DeepSkyStacker to produce this final image. Taken with a Canon 1100D DSLR, 18 mm f/3.5 lens, at ISO 400. To view the image at full resolution, click here. Cavite, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano.

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6 thoughts on “Milky Way

  1. Hi Eteny ! You’ve got awonderful site going here !
    I live in New Delhi but since it is so polluted in here, I often go to my ancestral village in the city of Muzzafarnagar in the state Uttar Pradesh, India. But I was unable to get any starry sky, just some faint constellations. Can I shoot the galaxy I live in from there ? If yes, then when ? Also, how do some guys get the purple coloured sky in their night photos ?

    • Hi Shashwat Tyagi,

      India and Philippines are roughly in the same latitude, thus all the Philippine star maps featured here (along with the instructions provided) will also be applicable for India. Good luck!

      Eteny

  2. Hi Eteny,
    Your site is amazing. I have 2 questions, however. My camera only goes to f4.0, so are there any alternatives for this? Also, do you know of any good, free editing software?
    Thanks,
    Kaushik

    • Hi Kaushik,
      Consult the user’s manual of the camera. Also, for zoom lenses, there is usually a limit to the widest aperture (f/ratio) depending on the current focal length being used. Regarding editing software, you can try searching the net for a free (and legal) copy of Adobe Photoshop.
      Eteny

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