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Zodiacal Light

Date:07.06.1994 Time:5:30 LT Exposure:15 min
Field of View:81o x 59o Emulsion:Scotchchrome 400 Filter:none
Instrument:f=21mm 1/2.8 Observatory: Cerro Tololo Observer:S. Kohle

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The zodiacal light is sunlight reflected by dust particles orbiting in the plane of the ecliptic in our solar system. It is best seen when the ecliptic lies nearly vertical above the sun some time after sunset or before sunrise.