September 2000: The Gegenschein

21 October 2000, 20:20-20:55 UT (35 min exposure), f=16mm f/2.8 (fish-eye photo, diagonal = 180), Elite 400, from Mt. Matajur, 1325 m.a.s.l. After a month, the Gegenschein has moved into Aries, following the Sun's apparent annual motion. Here it is barely visible, showing that the sky above the Alps is less suited to astrophotography than that of Stromboli (Trieste city lights in the lower right corner). The Winter Milky Way crosses the top of the image from Auriga (left) to Cygnus and Delphinus (right).

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