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Photographer:

Jean-Claude and Annick MERLIN

Email:

jcmerlin@wanadoo.fr

Location of Photo:

Hanga Roa (Easter Island, Chile)

Date/Time of photo:

August 18, 2012 - 02h UT

Equipment:

DSLR CANON EOS 1000D modified with ASTRODON filter. Fisheye SAMYANG focal 8mm F/3.5. 45-seconds unguided exposure.

Description:

Shortly after dusk from Ahu Tahai (Easter Island, Chile), the southern Milky Way shines with Alpha-Beta Centauri, the Southern Cross and Eta Carinae above the city lighs of Hanga Roa. Scorpius is at the zenith. Westward, the trio of Spica, Mars and Saturn shines in the Zodiacal Light with Arcturus and Corona Borealis toward north.

Website:

http://station504.pagesperso-orange.fr/

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