Milky Way and Tucson Lights

June 04, 2006


Provided and copyright by: Ulrich Beinert
Summary authors & editors: Ulrich Beinert

The photo above was taken at 4:04 a.m. (local time in Arizona Time) from the Saguaro Astronomy Club -- about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. A Messier Marathon telescope was used to make this image showing the rising Milky Way seemingly adjacent to low clouds, which are being illuminated by light pollution from Tuscon. Note, the brilliant object at upper right is Jupiter.

Photo details: 40 second exposure, taken with a Canon 10D camera, at ISO 1600, with a 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens.

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