I have been planning to shoot a detailed Milky Way panorama with a telephoto lens for a while now... This is a snippet of my first attempt! The final image is 7 exposures, 60 seconds each, stitched together for a wider and massively detailed view of the Milky Way galactic core. I used my iOptron SkyTracker star-tracking mount (to avoid star trails), my zoom lens set to 85mm to capture the exposures. I took these shots in the dark skies of North Idaho, stitched them together in Image Composite Editor, then finished the pano in Photoshop. Constructive criticism is welcomed!
Brightly visible in this frame are the Lagoon, Omega, Eagle and Triffid, IC 1284, and Gum 84 Nebulas, the Sagittarius star cloud, the Messier 23 open cluster, and several other deep space favorites.
Nikon D750 + Nikkor 24-120mm f/4
60 seconds, 85mm, f/4, ISO 6400
ICE + PS