From the photographer: “On this summer evening I was in Çavdarhisar, Turkey, the site of Aizanoi; a Roman city. With a special permit to stay at the archaeological grounds at night, specially Zeus Temple. For some reason the permit did not include turning off the floodlights of the grounds, and I had to use my jacket to cover the security lights during the exposure!

This wide panorama shows Jupiter, Saturn, and the Milky Way shining over Zeus Temple. It also includes recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi shining at mag. +5.2; very close to maximum brightness, as this was just 2 days after the outburst. Move the slider on the image for an annotated version, showing constellations and the planets.”



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