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Zodiacal Light at the Okie-Tex Star Party

Friday morning at the end of astronomical darkness the Zodiacal Light glowed like a torch. Easy to see why some mistake it for dawn. Bright object in the cone of light is Venus.

The Zodiacal Light at OTSP


Photograph Information
Date09.18.2009, 06:11
LocationOkie-Tex Star Party, Kenton, OK
LensCanon 24mm f2.8 @ f2.8
CameraCanon 5D Mark II
Exposure30 seconds at ISO 3200, using in camera dark frame.
NotesFair transparency, temperature around 43°F, humid.

Initial RAW conversion in Lightroom 2.0, additional processing in Photoshop CS2.

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