This super-wide angle image shows a view from the hill over the Thorung Phedi High Camp to the East. The bright spot above the horizon is the Gegenschein in the zodiacal light. The zodiacal light is a faint belt form gegenschein to the right-left corner of the image. The prominent red object near the horizon is California nebula (NGC 1499) and the bright star cluster to the right from California nebula are Pleiades. Andromeda galaxy (M 31) is clearly visible in the right part of the image and not far to the left and down is small foggy object - galaxy M33 in Triangulum constellation.
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Date07. 11. 2010
Time19:30 - 19:39 local time
PlaceHill over Thorung Phedi High Camp, Himalayas, Nepal
CoordinateN 28° 46.90', E 83° 28.18', alt. 4938 m.
ConditionsExcellent, clear Sky
OpticsCanon Fisheye lens EF 15mm 1:2.8
CameraCanon EOS 5D (Hutech Ia modification)
Exposure16× 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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