Centre of the Galaxy Rising

By: Alan Dyer

Apr 01 2014

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Category: Deep-Sky, Milky Way, Nightscape

2 Comments

Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:15mm
ISO:800
Shutter:239 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 60D

The centre of our Galaxy rises above the gum trees of Australia.

This was the scene at 3 a.m. this week at our OzSky star party, as the stars of Scorpius and Sagittarius rise into the eastern sky, a magnificent view of the bright core of the Milky Way rising into view.

The image shows the intricate lacework of dark dust that lines the Milky Way – the stardust of which we are made. The bright star at upper left is Antares, the heart of the Scorpion.

This is one of the views you travel to the southern hemisphere to see. It is an unforgettable sight, one of the best the sky has to offer.

– Alan, April 2, 2014 / © 2014 Alan Dyer

 

2 comments on “Centre of the Galaxy Rising”

  1. So wonderful – thanks!

  2. Reblogged this on A Sidewalk Astronomer in Charlottetown and commented:
    Every astronomer’s dream is to be under skies like this. An image like this gives definition to the wonders of the universe.


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