PhotographerFranz Xaver Kohlhauf
Location of photoWackersberg, Southern Bavaria, Germany
Date/Time of photoAugust 9, 2008 21:57 UT
EquipmentCanon EOS 400D set at 800 ISO with Sigma 18-125mm lens. Manually guided exposure for 127 sec. Photoflash was used to illuminate the foreground.
DescriptionWith this photograph I wanted to express what makes many of us stargazers tick. A clear night, away from the lights of civilisation, a telescope and our home-galaxy spread out over
almost the entire sky. Can we ask for more?