Thursday, March 8, 2018

ZODIACAL LIGHT AND GEGENSCHEIN OVER TEIDE VOLCANO Taken by Juan Carlos Casado on February 17, 2018 @ Teide Observatory, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)

Vertical panorama obtained from Teide National Park (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) last month. It shows a bright zodiacal light centered on the snow-covered Teide volcano, with the winter Milky Way, from the star Sirius on the left - the brightest in the sky - up to the double Perseus cluster on the right. On the top appears the faint luminosity of Gegenschein.

The image is the result of 3 series of 16 pictures of 30 s of exposure each one obtained with a fisheye lens and each series separated by 2.5 hours of time, covering a vertical angle of more than 200º.

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