September 2000: The Gegenschein

28 September 2000, 01:20-02:10 UT (50 min exposure), f=16mm f/2.8, from Pizzo, Stromboli. The Winter Milky Way from Deneb (in the steam reddened by the volcano's eruptions) to Procyon (upper right corner). On the top the Hyades, Pleiades, Jupiter (right) and Saturn (left). Below them, the red «California Nebula» borders the Milky Way. On the right, the morning zodiacal light above the Calabria horizon (lower right corner) crosses Cancer (with the Praesepe Cluster) and Gemini.

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