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Dimensions1946 x 1300
Original file size3.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Dec-10 18:54
Date modified26-Sep-19 17:05
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Focal length0 mm
Exposure20s at f/1
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1600
Sagittarius down South

Sagittarius down South

This was the second star field that I had the privilege of exploring with a new friend from Alaska using binoculars in late June 2019 from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. This and the previous photograph however were taken on July 1 from a more southerly location near Vicuna, near to where our travel group viewed the July 2 eclipse. While the previous picture shows the remarkable southern sky that we are not able to see from the northern hemisphere, this picture includes views of Sagittarius and Scorpius, some of which we can see very, very low in the southern summer sky. In Chile, we saw the region in its full glory almost overhead! As with the objects we had newly observed in the previous picture, this 'home-field' also proved to be mind-blowing since we could see deep sky wonders not blunted or dimmed by horizon level atmosphere. It is not surprising that I found this to be the most profound astronomical adventure that I have ever experienced.
The picture was taken with a modified Canon XSi DSLR, ISO 500, One 20 sec exposure through a Rokinon f2 16mm lens.