Southern Winter Milkyway with Sigma 8mm Fish Eye Lens Looking Due North

Uploaded 9/24/08

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 This field covers from down on the northern horizon over the sheep shearing shed we stayed in, up along the Milky Way to just past the zenith. Just over the roof you can see the North American Nebula, and to its left the constellation of Lyra marked by the brilliant white star Vega. The Cygnus rift leads upward toward the Scorpius and Sagittarius portions of the Milky Way. Also look on the right side of the field - the large glow in the blank part of the sky near Capricorn contains the Gegenschein, or zodiacal light counter glow.
Lens: Sigma 8mm f/3.5 fish eye at f/5 Platform: Robotic Barndoor II Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 Exposure: 10m Filters: None Location: Winton, QLD, Australia Elevation: 260 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 70F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Maxim DSLR HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS