Milky Way Central Region from Cres Island
This true color view was taken on 2005 July 6.9UT. It is a composite image, made by adding four 30 second exposures obtained from a fixed tripod with Canon EOS 20D camera and 20 mm lens. In order to reduce the image smear due to Earth rotation, the camera sensitivity was boosted to ISO 1600. Stars down to -42o declination are visible just over the southern horizon (middle of frame). Some clouds moved over the horizon during the exposure, slightly reflecting the HP sodium light from the distant towns of Osor and Mali Losinj. Copyright © 2005 by H. Mikuz, Crni Vrh Observatory.