Milky Way over Samdo village gate

This gorgeous Himalayan nocturnal scenery was possible to enjoy near the entrance to Samdo village during the Manaslu trek. The bright object just on the left edge of the image is Jupiter and the faint glow left from the gate stretching in the direction to the Jupiter is the zodiacal light.
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Date28. 10. 2010
Time18:20 - 18:26 local time
PlaceSamdo, Himalayas, Nepal
CoordinateN 28° 38.98', E 84° 37.98', alt. 3867 m.
OpticsCanon Fisheye lens EF 15mm 1:2.8
CameraCanon EOS 5D (Hutech Ia modification)
Exposure9× 30 s  (ISO 3200)
Copyright© 2010 Miloslav Druckmüller

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
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