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Jeff Dai

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Gyirong valley, Tibet, China

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Camera :Canon EOS 6D DSLR (Astro modified); Lens: Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens; Filter: Astronomic CLS Light Pollution Filter; Equatorial mount: iOptron Skytracker


If we have a pair of more sensitive eye, we may catch a glimpse of such a cosmic view. Pictured above, the Milky Way in constellation Cygnus appear over Gyirong Valley, Tibet, China. The notable red cloud near the top right are the popular telescopic tour destinations such as the North America、Pelican emission regions and the Butterfly Nebula. More interesting is the faint scattered clouds, know as the veil nebula in the middle. It is a large supernova remnant, an expanding cloud born of the death explosion of a massive star and what we are seeing is the star light about 5,000 years ago.




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