Tracking the Milky Way

Milky Way, Jupiter and Saturn over West Kennet Long Barrow on the Marlborough Downs. To get everything in, this is a vertical stitched panorama, with the sky tracked using a SkyWatcher Star Adventurer. The panorama comprises three tracked frames of the sky and two untracked frames for the foreground. Exposure of each frame was 6 minutes at f/2 and ISO 400. This method has given a pin-sharp sky and much lower digital noise than shooting a shorter exposure with a higher ISO.