The Zodiacal Light Before

Morning Twilight

From Near Winton, Australia on June 30th

Uploaded 8/12/06

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 The Winter Zodiacal light on this morning was exceptionally intense. While the ground, camera and everything else was starting to dew, the sky was transparent with a few black clouds along the horizon. The Planet Venus is rising as well, in the center of the light cone, with the Pleiades just above it and to the left.

The Zodiacal light as you recall, is a disk of dust that surrounds the sun which we view edgewise. It is actually the brightest reflection nebula in the sky!

Instrument: Canon 17 - 40mm L @ 17mm Platform: Robotic Barn Door Camera: Canon 10D @ ISO800 Exposure: 10m Filters: UV Location: Near Winton, Queensland, Australia Elevation: 700 ft. Sky: Seeing 9/10, Transparency 10/10 Outside Temperature: 45F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS, Maxim DL, PixInsight, Pixmantec RAW HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral