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Zeus Nightscape

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Aizanoi - Turkey

Date: 2013 Aug 8

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The autumn Milky Way in Cassiopeia (lower left) to Cygnus is photographed over the Temple of Zeus in the roman ruins of Aizanoi; an important ancient city in western Anatolia, now in the small town of «avdarhisar. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see a slightly closer view of the temple with constellation Andromeda and M31 (the Andromeda Galaxy) above it. From the photograher: "The monument is one of best-preserved ancient era temples. It stood mostly intact until the 20th century when it was damaged during 1970 Gediz Earthquake (M 7.2) and restored immediately afterwards... The floodlights on the temple are a major problem for nightscape photography although the sky is fairly dark in this small town." Tunc Tezel

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