Southern Milky Way from Namibia | Jean-Claude Merlin

Jean-Claude Merlin
Location of photo
Fish River Canyon, Namibia (southern Africa)
Date/Time of photo
August 01, 2013, 19:49 UT
DSLR 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. ISO 800.
From 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.
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