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Coast Galaxy

By: Yan Guang

 

Fujian,China

2016 August 29

 

From the photographer: "Taishan island is 25 sea miles from the mainland, which is well avoid the light pollution from coastal cities. Just after dusk, summer Milky Way has been clearly visible. Even though nearby fishing boats bring a little light pollution coincided with a fishing season in August, in the south of Taishan Island is still a very dark environment. At this point the galaxy just perpendicular to horizon,and the Agave Americana is all over at the shore under the brilliant sky. Although it is called the century plant, it typically lives only 10 to 30 years. It has a spread around 610 ft (1.83.0 m) with gray-green leaves of 35 ft (0.91.5 m) long, each with a prickly margin and a heavy spike at the tip that can pierce deeply. Near the end of its life, the plant sends up a tall, branched stalk, laden with yellow blossoms, that may reach a total height up to 2530 ft (89 m) tall. Its common name derives from its semelparous nature of flowering only once at the end of its long life. The plant dies after flowering, but produces suckers or adventitious shoots from the base, which continue its growth.
Technical Details: Sony A7s modified, nikon ais35mm1.4@f2, Optolong L-Pro filter, ioptron skytracker, iso3200 60s,12 pics panoramic stitching"
Yan Guang

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