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Milky Way Panorama - Lake Clifton, Western Australia | by inefekt69
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Milky Way Panorama - Lake Clifton, Western Australia

Nikon D5100

ISO 4000

30 seconds

f2.8

Tokina ATX-Pro 11-16mm @ 11mm

 

This is a 34 shot panorama covering approximately 200 degrees of the night sky, from a little beyond east to a little beyond west on the right side of the photo. The core of the Milky Way is prominent but also visible are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. You can spot Jupiter setting on the far right, reflected quite heavily on the lake surface.

As per my recent photos, the area is famous for its thrombolites, seen here in the foreground. They're microbial formations which have been part of our planet's landscape for billions of years. Lake Clifton is one of the few places in the world where you can see them now.

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Taken on June 10, 2015