Mars, the bright object at right, with Saturn to the left and Antares below Saturn, in Scorpius, all above Mt. Rundle, with the Milky Way at left. The area of the galactic centre in Sagittarius is just above the horizon.<br />
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Note the glitter path on the water from Mars! It was then just past closest approach and so near its maximum brightness.<br />
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This is from the shore of Two Jack Lake in Banff, Alberta. Lights from Banff and Canmore light the mountain and clouds. I shot this June 3, 2016, so the sky was not completely dark, with the northern still lit by perpetual twilight. Light cloud fuzzed the images of the planets and stars near the southern horizon, enlarging their images.<br />
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This is a stack of 4 x 20-second exposures (mean combined to smooth noise) for the ground and a single 20-second exposure, untracked, for the sky. All with the 24mm Sigma Art lens at f/2 and Nikon D750 at ISO 3200.


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Image ID: 0273463-VW-ADY.jpg

Mars and the Milky Way over Mt. Rundle

Mars, the bright object at right, with Saturn to the left and Antares below Saturn, in Scorpius, all above Mt. Rundle, with the Milky Way at left. The area of the galactic centre in Sagittarius is just above the horizon.

Note the glitter path on the water from Mars! It was then just past closest approach and so near its maximum brightness.

This is from the shore of Two Jack Lake in Banff, Alberta. Lights from Banff and Canmore light the mountain and clouds. I shot this June 3, 2016, so the sky was not completely dark, with the northern still lit by perpetual twilight. Light cloud fuzzed the images of the planets and stars near the southern horizon, enlarging their images.

This is a stack of 4 x 20-second exposures (mean combined to smooth noise) for the ground and a single 20-second exposure, untracked, for the sky. All with the 24mm Sigma Art lens at f/2 and Nikon D750 at ISO 3200.
Credit to: Blue Planet Archive / VWPics / Alan Dyer

Image dimensions: 5400x3605

URL for this image: https://pictures.blueplanetarchive.com/image/I0000hSh5Cg2shxU