PhotographerJean-Claude and Annick MERLIN
Location of photoHanga Roa (Easter Island, Chile)
Date/Time of photoAugust 18, 2012 - 02h UT
EquipmentDSLR CANON EOS 1000D modified with ASTRODON filter.
Fisheye SAMYANG focal 8mm F/3.5.
45-seconds unguided exposure.
DescriptionShortly after dusk from Ahu Tahai (Easter Island, Chile), the southern Milky Way shines with Alpha-Beta Centauri, the Southern Cross and Eta Carinae above the city lighs of Hanga Roa. Scorpius is at the zenith.
Westward, the trio of Spica, Mars and Saturn shines in the Zodiacal Light with Arcturus and Corona Borealis toward north.