Southern Sky Looking Due South with Sigma 8mm Fish Eye Lens

Uploaded 10/19/08

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 This view, taken about 2am shows the southern horizon in the bottom center of the frame, and the zenith near the top. Setting in the west is Jupiter and the Sagittarius Milkyway, above it is the zodiacal band with the gegenschein near the upper right. Rising in the south east is the LMC and SMC, and the polar region is near the center of the frame, near the horizon 21 degrees up.
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: 50F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Maxim DSLR HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS