28. 01. 2007, 03:57

This image is a composition of 13 images in total taken with super wide angle lens covering approximately 100°×100° angle of view. The lower part of the image consists of 7 images, the upper part of 6 images. Except for the Milky Way and the McNaught comet, both Small and Large Magellanic Clouds are visible in this image. This image is, from my point of view, very realistic and is very near to what I have in my mind with only one exception. The human vision has very low ability to see colors in low light conditions and therefore my sensation during the night was mostly B&W. (See the image detail)
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Date28. 01. 2007
Time03:52 - 04:02 local time (07:52 - 08:02 UT)
PlaceNahuel Huapi, Patagonia, Argentina
CoordinateS 41° 11.34', W 71° 32.95', altitude 2014 m
OpticsTamron SP AF 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di LD (setting 17mm, ap. 2.8)
CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure13× 30 s (ISO 3200)
ProcessingComposition of 13 images, dark frame and flat-field images applied
NoteThis photograph was included in the Exhibition "Universe - yours for discover" in 2009, Year of Astronomy.
Copyright© 2007 Miloslav Druckmüller

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