5 shot panorama photo of the Milky Way at the Pinnacles in Western Australia with crescent moon lighting. Mostly clear skies - and strangely two different sorts of clouds - lower ones evident in the lower right of the frame and some much higher ones appearing to radiate from some of the pinnacles appearing purple. Just so happened to have a faint meteorite pass by around the top third and the centre during the shoot.I don't have a proper pano-head for my tripod, so have used a flash bracket to connect to my ball head to push the camera body back so that the lens face sits on the pivot point.Helping to shoot the milky way - I use skysafari (app) to show me when and where the core of the milky way will rise. Local weather forecasting is reasonable here - and it gives us 3 hourly expected cloud percentages for many areas. I checked the moon luminosity - and in this case was expected 26% - but noting that the lighting will change depending on the elevation of the moon. I'd hoped to shoot at moon set - causing a different lighting - however clouds started coming in (sometimes the forecast isn't that great).5 x 30s @ F4 17mm ISO 3200 - usual lazy equation is 600/focal length to reduce obvious star trailing, however I think that I could do a longer exposure with a pano because each frame is smaller.

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