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The Magnificent Sky of La Palma

By: Nik Szymanek

 

Region: Europe

Site: La Palma - Spain

Date: June 2008

The central bulge of Milky Way, our home galaxy, as photographed at the 2400 meter Roque de los Muchachos observatory in La Palma, one of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off Africa and a place for number of the world-leading observatories. As noted by the photographer "This mosaic is made up of 8 separate panes taken with a Canon 20D and 3-minute exposures with a 28mm lens at f/3.5. Of course, the foreground blurred as the camera was attached to my tracking mount. For this reason I also took a a static tripod shot of the foreground and blended it with the former". Nik Szymanek/Ccdland.net

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