Gegenschein detail

The bright object near the center of the image is the planet Saturn. This planet caused that the subtle gegenschein was nearly invisible for the human vision. The brightest star is Spica in constellation Virgo.

Date03. 04. 2011
Time01:43 - 02:13 HST (local time)
PlaceHawaii, Big Island, Mauna Kea
CoordinateN 19° 49.37', W 155° 28.19', alt. 4230 m
ConditionsClear sky
OpticsCanon Zoom lens EF 24 - 105mm 1:4 L IS USM, set to 60mm, F5
CameraCanon EOS 5D (Hutech Ia modification)
Exposure6× 300 s  (ISO 1600)
Copyright© 2011 Miloslav Druckmüller, Shadia Habbal

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Page last update: 30.3.2012