reflections of the milky way

Date:06.09.2013 Time:20:19-22:31 UT
Exposure:443 x 15s Field:73o x 45o
Camera:Nikon D3 Optics:24mm, f/1.8
Place:Lastovo, Croatia Observer:Till Credner

© copyright: the sky in

The central bulge of our milky way is plunging into the adriatic sea. The croatian island of Lastovo offers an almost natural dark sky. However, even in about 200 km distance the orange glow of light pollution from Italy can be seen. Such a dark sky enables the photography of the airglow, here seen as slowly moving green patterns in the sky.

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