Milky Way over the Gosau Lake
Under the clear, darks skies over the Alps, the milky way spans in a great arch over the Gosau lake in Austria. Some of the brighter stars are reflected in the calm waters of the lake. In the distance, the Dachstein mountain can be seen, with some clouds surrounding it's almost 3000 meters high peaks. The Dachstein forms the center of the UNESCO world heritage region Hallstatt-Dachstein.
Panoramic view, assembled with PTGui from seven individual frames, each a 60 second exposure taken with a Canon EOS 550D at ISO 3200 using a Sigma 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens at f/3.5. The camera was tracked with the Vixen Polarie star tracker.