A flock of sheep rests under starry sky of Alborz Mountains as seen from 3400-meter high Dizin peak. In this night of July summer stars in the northern hemisphere rise high in the sky. Vega is the brightest stars at top. The Milky Way and prominent figure of the Northern Cross lies below it (the asterism in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan). Deneb, the brightest star in Cygnus, marks the top of the cross. Note a pale red cloud below Cygnus. It is the North America nebula. Near the horizon stars of the dragon head (constellation Draco) are rising over the north east.



comments (4)

  • NGH Reply

    there are pales around stars .would you please explain why? thank you

    June 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    This is caused by a diffuser filter I occassionally use in front my lens durig my astrophotos to make these small halos around stars and to better display brightness difference among the stars as well as boosting their colors a little bit.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:21 am
  • Alireza Hassani Reply

    How you did lighting For this shot?

    July 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    Alireza: The light source is a strong projector on top of a communication tower on this peak.

    July 11, 2011 at 11:19 am

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