I spent the only clear night of the last new moon period in my beloved Alpstein mountains. This is a spot I had never visited before and where I had to rely on offsite planning. My calculations predicted the Milky Way arch to be positioned over some prominent peaks, while the core would be framed by a conveniently located gap.
Of course, there is always an element of uncertainty with such plannings. In this case, the trees on the far right were a bit higher than expected, which resulted in a rather tight time window between core rise and the colorful Rho Ophichui region getting blocked by those trees.
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Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
11 panels, each a stack of 5 x 50s @ISO1600, f/2.4
9 panels, each a stack of 3 x 60s @ISO1600, f/2.0