Milky Way setting over Koornlandskloof
At an ambient temperature of 0°C the dark current of the EOS 350D was low enough to permit a single 32 min exposure. Scorpius is setting "upside down" on the right-hand side of the image; the brightest trail is Jupiter. On the left, partly hidden by a tree, are the trails of α and β Centauri. The indoor lighting of the farm house appears greatly exaggerated; in reality, it was hardly enough to affect my dark vision.
|Camera||:||Canon EOS 350D|
|Lens||:||Tokina 4/12-24 mm @ 20 mm, stopped down to f/8.0|
|Date||:||2007 October 08|
|Exposure||:||1x32 min, automatic dark subtraction|
|Site||:||Koornlandskloof Guest Farm, Northern Cape Province, South Africa|