Location of photoFish River Canyon, Namibia (southern Africa)
Date/Time of photoAugust 01, 2013, 19:49 UT
EquipmentDSLR CANON EOS 1000D plus ASTRODON filter.
Fisheye SAMYANG 8 mm at F/3.5.
Single 180-second exposure with VIXEN POLARIE tracking system on tripod.
DescriptionFrom Fish River Canyon in Namibia (southern Africa), this 180-second exposure shows the southern Milky Way above the bush.
Sagittarius is at the zenith.
A bright meteor crossed constellation Pavo.
The Milky Way extends from Aquila (Altair at top) to Centaurus, Southern Cross with the Coal Sack and Carina.
Magellanic Clouds are at bottom left, the Large Magellanic cloud is rising.