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20-SEP-2008 Robert

Fisheye view of the sky over Hakos/Namibia

Hakos, Namibia

The whole sky with the milky way stretching around the southwestern horizon,
the magellanic clouds in the south,
the zodiacal light running along the ecliptic (including the Gegenschein!)
could be seen here in one image.
Faint whisps of twilight and the deep red glow (through scattered desert dust?) of Windhoek could also be seen.
The nearest objects are the Meade178 refractor of the Hakos observatory looking to the galactic center and the retractable roof, which is bright because we lit it sometimes with our torches.
This shot was taken with an SBIG STL11000 and a Sigma 8mm/f3.5 fisheye stopped down to f4. RGB filters were used from Astronomik. Exposure times were 3x5 mins with each filter. Additive exposure time is therefore 45 mins .
Standing objects relative to the camera like the horizon and the roof are differently colored because the RGB process used here, shots each channel-image after the other.

SBIG STL-11000,Sigma 8mm/f3.5
guided via Zeiss mount located in Hakos full exif

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