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Southern Nightscape

By: Steve Johnston

 

Victoria, Australia

2016 February 6

 

From the photographer: "A view of the southern circumpolar sky taken from a remote area near Noojee, a small timber logging town nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. The image is centered on the south celestial pole and captures a near-vertical galactic plane, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds and further west a meteor, possibly from the Antihelion source. The light above the southern horizon is a mixture of light pollution from the Latrobe Valley and a green glow, the latter revealing itself on a timelapse sequence as moving ripples of airglow."
Technical details: Single exposure, Canon 5D MkII, Samyang 14mm lens, f/2.8, ISO-3200, 29s
Steve Johnston

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