Log In now to add this Gigapan to a group gallery.
Log In now to add this Gigapan to a gallery.
About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Mark Gee
- Explore score
- 0.23 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Nov 23, 2013
- Date taken
- Jun 08, 2013
- astrophotography, landscape, long exposure, nature, night
I recently spent a night out at Cape Palliser on the North Island of New Zealand photographing the night sky. I awoke after a few hours sleep at 5am to see the Milky Way low in the sky above Cape Palliser. The only problem was my camera gear was at the top of the lighthouse as seen in the right of this image. I had set up a time-lapse there a few hours before, so I had to climb the 250 plus steps up there to retrieve my gear before I could take this photo. By the time I got back the sky was beginning to get lighter with sunrise 2 hours away. This is a 360 degree horizontal seamless pano of my Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 winning image.
Featured astronomical objects in this image are the The Milky Way, the Small Magellanic Cloud, the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Zodiacal Light which extends up from the horizon in the right side of the image.