The Milky Way arches above the landscape with the Magellan Clouds visible to the left.
The "tire tracks" from the red giant Antares in Scorpius to the center of the Milky way are clearly visible.
The first part of the Milky Way shows the constellation of Crux really low in the sky with the dark patch of the coalsack nebula next to it. Then Alpha & Beta Centauri can be seen as a bright pair before Scorpius and Sagitarius.
Domes of light pollution from nearby cities and towns can be seen at different parts of the horizon
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A high resolution mosaic of the Moon before first quarter. Made from 9 panels taken at 6000mm focal length.
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One of the satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, the LMC is really big in the night sky of rural locations in the South Hemisphere.
The Tarantula nebula is visible as a cyan spot inside the LMC, this is a huge stellar nursery visible to the naked eye even when it's in another galaxy!
The bright star to the right is Achernar.
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A 50% moon rising with colors enhanced to show the different materials in the lunar surface. These are real colors! I just popped them up, see? The photo is a mosaic where each panel is also a stack of several photos, more than 200 photos were used for the final 92 megapixel image.
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The Milky Way and its stars reflected on a tidal pool in Patagonia.
At the Milky Way we can see Alpha and Beta Centauri and the dark patch of dust known as the coalsack nebula.
The large Magellan cloud can be seen to the left of the Milky Way and if you look carefully you will notice a small bright patch in the LMC: The Tarantula Nebula that is even visible with the naked eye from very dark skies.
The landscape is a little blurry because a tracking device was used for the stars.
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