Astrophotography

September 2000: The Gegenschein

28 September 2000, 00:20-01:10 UT (50 min exposure), f=16mm f/2.8 (fish-eye photo, diagonal = 180), Elite 400, from Pizzo, Stromboli. This wide angle view covers the sky from Orion (left) to Aquarius (right), with Jupiter and the Hyades (left) and Saturn and the Pleiades (right) in Taurus. The Gegenschein is the wide bright blob between Pisces and Cetus, exactly in the antisolar point of the sky. The horizon is marked by the Sicily lights and Salina Island (right).

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