Patagonia and Milky Way Panorama

September 27, 2016

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Photographer: Federico Viegener
Summary Author: Federico Viegener

In early September, three friends and I climbed Llao Llao in Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina. After 45 minutes of walking, illuminating the path with flashlights, we reached the viewpoint shown above after midnight. The night sky and the Milky Way were absolutely breathtaking!

This panorama consists of eight photographs, taken at 1:25 a.m. on the night of September 3, 2016. From left to right across the Patagonia landscape is Lago (Lake) Moreno, Cerro López (6,808 ft or 2,075 m), Lago Nahuel Huapi (Tristessa branch), Cerro Capilla (center, 7,110 ft or 2,167 m) and Lago Nahuel Huapi (Bless branch). Across the sky, also from left to right are the Large Magellanic Cloud, Small Magellanic Cloud (above Large Magellanic Cloud), the Southern Cross (just above Lago Moreno), Antares, Saturn and Mars (just above Cerro Capilla -- Mars is slightly brighter than the other two).

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D; Lens: 16-28mm; Focal Length: 16mm; Aperture: ƒ/2.8; Exposure Time: 30.000 s; ISO equiv: 6400; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows). Eight vertical shots.